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February 2010

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Netscape 6

Hrm I went to Netscape's website today, and I downloaded Netscape 6. I've made it a point to use it all day to give it a fair chance.

In some ways, I'm impressed. It seems to be a fairly solid web browser, pretty much all the features you'd expect in a modern browser are there. I've been running it for hours now, without a crash yet, which is impressive because I usually have anywhere from 6-16 Netscape windows opened at any given time. Page rendering also seems to be fast and impressive.

However, in other ways, I'm disappointed. Anyone who's used Mozilla M18 will prolly agree that it seems at least as good as Netscape 6, and in a great many ways, it feels more polished. Netscape 6 leaves me with the feeling of being very good, having a lot of potential, but still being somewhat immature. Over all, I find Mozilla to be a better browser right now.

Also, while page rendering is fast and impressive, moving between windows, or utilizing menu choices and options still seems slow and clunky, often times even more so than in Mozilla, which seems bad.

My honest opinion is that Netscape 6 is a preview of how good this *could* be, and we'll really see for ourselves how good it is when Mozilla 1.0 is released in another 3-5 months. I get the feeling they're running Mozilla based on where it's actually at, as opposed to marketing or legal pressures. For this reason, I think the Mozilla group will keep from releasing Mozilla 1.0 until they are sure it's ready.

Will I use it? At least somewhat, yes. On my Windows box, it might even become my primary browser, although it still has some problems, so I'll keep Netscape 4.76 handy. On my Linux box, I'll prolly run the Mozilla releases more often than Netscape 6 (I might not even install NS6). As it is now, though, I'm more impressed with Mozilla, and find it to be a better browser. Perhaps when 6.1 is released I'll be satisfied with it.

No, actually, I'm pretty sure I won't be. I suppose I'm just a jerk that way. ;-)

Comments

::Scream::

ready, you're going to sing with me on the count of three, okay?

one

two

three...

"Hey Nikki you know everything
That there is to do
Here's a gun take it home
Wait by the phone
We'll send someone over
To bring you what you need
You're a one man death machine, boy
now make this city bleed

Now I know you won't refuse
Because we've got so much to do
And you've got nothing more to lose
So take this number and welcome to

Operation : Mindcrime
We're an underground revolution
Working overtime
Operation : Mindcrime
There's a job for you in
The system boy, with nothing to sign"

A--- OW!

*runs off feeling cool and crap even though she knows she's not...*

Re: ::Scream::

Hrm, I take it this means you're something of a Queensryche fan? ;-)

whao what?!

I am THE Queensr�che fan. I was born and raised on it. Mom is a metal head. Geoff Tate and the boys have been engraved into my blood cells permanently. I have to have them, it's like heroin......I am Nikki to their X! *faint*