ZDNet: Netscape 6 sets a new standard

“Open-source browser offers unparalleled customizability, but
its lack of LDAP, messaging and directory support will hurt
corporate sales”

“Was it worth the wait? Well, to give Netscape and the
developers at Mozilla.org credit, Netscape 6 is a total
–in fact, its predecessor, Communicator 4.7, has more
in common with Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer than it does
with Netscape 6. The new product takes several bold new steps,
including excellent cross-platform support, very good standards
support, and an open architecture that makes it almost infinitely

“But Netscape 6 also takes several steps backward,
especially in the areas of most concern to corporate users, such as
messaging and directory support.
The most damaging of these is
the product’s lack of LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol)

“Since our first report on the lack of LDAP in Netscape 6… we
have received well over 100 messages from businesses that will not
deploy Netscape 6 because it lacks LDAP support. Many of these
businesses have stuck with Communicator 4.x–despite its inferior
browsing capabilities–because of its excellent LDAP and messaging

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