Final Netscape 8.0 Browser Released
The browser, based upon Firefox 1.0.3, toggles between Internet Explorer and Firefox as needed to satisfy compatibility and safety requirements.Netscape has released the final version of its Netscape 8 Web browser. The browser toggles between the Internet Explorer and Firefox rendering engines as needed to satisfy compatibility and safety requirements. The revived browser is based upon Firefox 1.0.3, bundling Firefoxs advanced features with a Netscape interface and many other custom enhancements such as integrated RSS feeds and Netscape portal content, as well as enhanced privacy features and a selection of optional toolbars to install. Microsofts Internet Explorer engine is included under the hood to provide better compatibility with Web sites that conform to IE.
Netscape 8 went beta in March, introducing several anti-phishing tools including a "Trust Rating" system that warns users of potentially dangerous sites. The Trust Rating system is made possible by Netscape blacklisting Web sites, using the presence of phishing tactics, spyware and viruses as criteria.