Netscape 7.2 Is a Worthy Upgrade

 
 
By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2004-08-30 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The recent release of Netscape 7.2 contains some welcome improvements that will please users who prefer the Netscape browser.

The recent release of Netscape 7.2 contains some welcome improvements that will please users who prefer the Netscape browser.

The latest Netscape browser is based on the Mozilla browser suite. The Netscape and Mozilla browsers are nearly identical in many respects.
Click here to read eWEEK Labs Mozilla review.
However, there are differences in Netscape 7.2 that will matter to some users. On the plus side are easy plug-in integration, a nice tool bar that includes useful buttons such as Clear History and number of pop-up windows blocked, and an integrated AOL Instant Messenger.

On the negative side are the number of ads and buttons for Netscape services that get added to your desktop when installed on Windows; the fact that, by default, the browser integrates only with the Netscape search server in the address bar; and an integrated AOL Instant Messenger.

The free Netscape 7.2 browser runs on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows and can be downloaded at home.netscape.com.

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Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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