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Netscape Is Back!


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I know what you're all thinking, there may well be a new version of netscape out, but surly it can't beat Firefox, well you may well be both wrong and right, because the New version of Netscape (version 8 BETA) is actually based on firefox.

 

Appart from the very smooth skin, all the dialogue boxes are practically identical to Firefox's, even the preferences window is the same (with more options however!). From the looks of it I think you can even use Firefox extensions on it!

 

I've only been using it for a few hours but already I like it, its currently going to be my replacement for Firefox.

 

But are there any advantages over Firefox, I hear you ask?

 

Well....

 

If you find a page is not displaying properly, such as an IE designed page, or a banking page you can click a button and it will switch to using the IE rendering engine for that page!! So now I have the best of Firefox and IE in 1 browser!!

 

It is extremly security concious, with customiseable levels which can be set for each site. And a very cool, password manager which if u want can not just fill in your username and password but alsoe automatically log you in if you wish.

 

I'd suggest you give it a try, I'm yet to find any disadvantages over firefox itself.

 

There's an artical on it here: http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/70035/netscape...ompetition.html

 

And it can be downloaded from:

http://browser.netscape.com/nsb/

 

Let me know, what you's think, is Netscape back for good?

 

James

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Nice info, James. ;)

 

However... ;)

 

If you find a page is not displaying properly, such as an IE designed page, or a banking page you can click a button and it will switch to using the IE rendering engine for that page!! So now I have the best of Firefox and IE in 1 browser!!

Can be done with an extension installed in Firefox.

 

Second, note that is still in beta, everyone.

 

But I will definately check it out when its a final product. :)

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If you find a page is not displaying properly, such as an IE designed page, or a banking page you can click a button and it will switch to using the IE rendering engine for that page!! So now I have the best of Firefox and IE in 1 browser!!

That scares the crap outta me. IE was the reason I switched to Firefox in the first place.

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Ah, didn't realise, there was a Firefox extension available for that!

 

You don't have to use the IE engine atall if u don't want to, it even warns you when you switch that there may be some security problems if ur using IE. However, I had no choice but to use IE for my internet banking, now can view everything in the same browser which I like.

 

But I spose only time will tell what happens to this browser, in my eyes its the perfect mix between the good things of Firefox and IE + more!

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