August 29, 2002

Netscape 7.0

Today is a busy day in WebbyLand. Netscape 7.0 has been released. The half-decade long Mozilla project, which was started to build Netscape 5, has come to fruition with its first stable, big name-branded release. It’s basically Mozilla 1.0 with Netscape/AOL branding slapped on it, but that branding is its greatest asset. Hopefully the Netscape name can recover from the pre-release beta fiasco that was Netscape 6.x and flourish. Hopefully this will make at least a few web developers stand up and take notice of web standards, when their bosses start shouting, “Why doesn’t our site look right in this brand-new browser?” And hopefully it will one day grace the doorstep of AOL for Windows (I wrote a little about that earlier).

Until then, it’s a fun new toy to play with. Not that it’ll pull me away from Mozilla, though.

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