PDA

View Full Version : Netscape ... zeeeeeeooooooooowwwwwww



Basil
20-06-2007, 09:53 PM
Holy Diddly!

I was so bored I downloaded Netscape (9.0b1 for mac) ... OK, I downloaded it for some web testing we're doing. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaanyway ... holy cranking browsers batman ... all previous talk of Safari, Firefox and Inferiorsoft goes out of the window.

It's fast (very), good lookin' (like me) and I highly recommend. http://browser.netscape.com/

Carry on.

pax
21-06-2007, 06:23 PM
Holy Diddly!

I was so bored I downloaded Netscape (9.0b1 for mac) ... OK, I downloaded it for some web testing we're doing. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaanyway ... holy cranking browsers batman ... all previous talk of Safari, Firefox and Inferiorsoft goes out of the window.

It's fast (very), good lookin' (like me) and I highly recommend. http://browser.netscape.com/

Carry on.

It's now entirely based on firefox, which is kind of funny since mozilla was originally based on Netscape...

Denis_Jessop
21-06-2007, 09:09 PM
Holy Diddly!

I was so bored I downloaded Netscape (9.0b1 for mac) ... OK, I downloaded it for some web testing we're doing. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaanyway ... holy cranking browsers batman ... all previous talk of Safari, Firefox and Inferiorsoft goes out of the window.

It's fast (very), good lookin' (like me) and I highly recommend. http://browser.netscape.com/

Carry on.

It looks OK and is fast but Opera still has more features and it and Firefox look better if you go for that sort of thing which I do and, I suspect, you don't. Still. I'll keep it as I ditched Camino the other week and so now have my quota of 5 browsers back. One test will be how it reacts to my printer(s). Some browsers are evil in that regard.

DJ

PS OK printing test no.1 complete. But the damn thing looks so much like F'fox, as Pax explains, why bother. I'll keep if for a really bad hair day.

Southpaw Jim
21-06-2007, 09:32 PM
I ditched Camino the other week

Why, out of interest (since I'm getting a mac soon) ?

I was probably going to go with Firefox anyway, for the extensions, but interested to hear about experiences with Camino, since it's programmed for Mac.

@ Duggers - BTW, slight miscalculation - finance hasn't been confirmed yet, so the 30 days are yet to start ticking.

The ink is dry on the contract though ;) :D

pax
21-06-2007, 09:38 PM
And if you want to test 30 odd browsers on your website but don't have them all, try this:

http://browsershots.org/

Desmond
21-06-2007, 10:58 PM
I haven't used Netscape since version 8, so maybe 9 is a lot faster, but my experience was that it was very slow. It has a lot of nice features, but horribly slow compared to Firefox or IE.

Basil
21-06-2007, 11:58 PM
I haven't used Netscape since version 8, so maybe 9 is a lot faster, but my experience was that it was very slow. It has a lot of nice features, but horribly slow compared to Firefox or IE.
Me too. Last testing of Netscape (prior to this version) proved slow and cumbersome. Unsatisfactory in every regard leaving one wondering why the authors bothered in the first place (not unlike dealing with the Axiom report) http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y105/scene66/smilies/loco2.gif

Denis_Jessop
22-06-2007, 03:43 PM
Me too. Last testing of Netscape (prior to this version) proved slow and cumbersome. Unsatisfactory in every regard leaving one wondering the authors bothered in the first place (not unlike dealing with the Axiom report) http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y105/scene66/smilies/loco2.gif

I had even thought that Netscape had given up the browser business because of Firefox's browser. I haven't used Netscape for a long time but v.9 certainly seems very quick and generally attractive.

I'll respond to Eurotrash's query at the same time.

The only reason I gave Camino away was because it isn't as good, in my view, as Firefox or Opera or, now, Netscape. It has fewer features and doesn't handle bookmarks as well unless I was missing something. But I didn't find anything really wrong with it either and it looks quite clean and neat. It's unusual for Mac owners to have an embarrassment of riches but that seems to be the current situation regarding browsers.

DJ

PS I used to use IE exclusively when I was running OS9 on my old Mac but I haven't tried it since I bought my new Mac with OSX. I'm not sure even if IE is available in an Intel Mac version. Anyway I have more than enough good browsers without it.

Southpaw Jim
22-06-2007, 06:42 PM
IIRC, a friend of mine that works in web coding/publishing told me a year or 2 ago that M$ had ceased support for IE on the Mac. Hence, no more IE for Mac..

Caveat: I could be remembering wrong, but I'm pretty sure this is the case.

Basil
22-06-2007, 07:02 PM
IIRC, a friend of mine that works in web coding/publishing told me a year or 2 ago that M$ had ceased support for IE on the Mac.
This is true.

Denis_Jessop
22-06-2007, 07:39 PM
This is true.

Gracias amigo - or, more aptly, Eskerrik asko (Basque = Euskara).

DJ

PS I am really an erdaldun (non-Basque-speaker).

Denis_Jessop
22-06-2007, 09:57 PM
I've just downloaded SeaMonkey for fun. With a name like that it just had to be seen. Actually it's just the old Mozilla so now I have three Mozilla/Firefox browsers that are all the same, basically. SM looks the slowest of the 3 with Netscape the fastest. This is a game that has gone just about far enough. I should mention that I always keep iCab for sentimental reasons, namely it's been beta for so long I just have to see it mature.

DJ

Capablanca-Fan
23-06-2007, 08:37 PM
What's wrong with IE on PC?

Basil
23-06-2007, 09:25 PM
What's wrong with IE on PC?
Would you like chapter and verse, or just a one-liner? :P
I am programmed to deliver both / either / freestyle.

Taigastyle
07-07-2007, 06:43 AM
Lol, I think Netscape actually owns Mozilla Firefox or something.

I used to have Mozilla.
And Monash University ripped it and made a version called Monzilla.

Why cant they just streamline the one version.

Denis_Jessop
07-07-2007, 07:35 PM
Lol, I think Netscape actually owns Mozilla Firefox or something.

I used to have Mozilla.
And Monash University ripped it and made a version called Monzilla.

Why cant they just streamline the one version.

There are at least four Mozilla-based browsers - Firefox, Netscape, Camino and Sea Monkey. All are free so I had them all a few weeks ago. But now I have trashed all but Firefox on the basis that it performs at least as well as the others so there is no point in having them. I still have Safari, Opera and iCab for some variety.

DJ

Ian Murray
01-01-2008, 08:33 AM
The Netscape development team has been disbanded, with no active support for Netscape users from next month - see http://blog.netscape.com/2007/12/28/end-of-support-for-netscape-web-browsers/

However the nostalgic can still download Netscape skins and extensions for Firefox.

In the meantime ZDNet says nice things about Firefox 3 Beta - http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=1092&tag=nl.rSINGLE

Denis_Jessop
01-01-2008, 10:27 AM
The Netscape development team has been disbanded, with no active support for Netscape users from next month - see http://blog.netscape.com/2007/12/28/end-of-support-for-netscape-web-browsers/

However the nostalgic can still download Netscape skins and extensions for Firefox.

In the meantime ZDNet says nice things about Firefox 3 Beta - http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=1092&tag=nl.rSINGLE

I agree with the guy on ZDNet that Netscape has been irrelevant for quite some time but it was still quite a nice looking browser. The trouble is that Firefox is just as good and there are several other Mozilla-based browsers though why is not clear as none seems to offer more than Forefox and most offer less. Thanks for alerting me to FX3Beta which has a Mac version - I don't think it did when I last looked. Unfortunately none of my favourite skins works with it yet and, not being a computer geek, style is one of the things I like about Firefox :hmm: .

DJ

PS But FX3B hasn't improved the speed of Chess Chat which moves very slowly these days.

Basil
01-02-2008, 02:21 AM
The Netscape development team has been disbanded, with no active support for Netscape users from next month - see http://blog.netscape.com/2007/12/28/end-of-support-for-netscape-web-browsers/


Just got around to reading the full link - although I was aware of its substance for some time.

I love Microsoft not - but I have a special place in my heart for drones that use it and perpetuate the sub-standard. This no doubt would include most of you!

Well done everybody. You've done extremely well!!! Carry on! :wall:

Denis_Jessop
09-02-2008, 08:45 PM
I say, Gunner, have you tried the latest version of iCab (iCab 4) my favourite small-time browser for the Mac only? It's lots better than v.3. It's shareware now and so keeps putting up a reminder but it seems you don't have to pay and it's cheap anyway ($US 25). Give it a try :clap:

DJ

Basil
09-02-2008, 10:27 PM
I say, Gunner, have you tried the latest version of iCab (iCab 4) ...

Give it a try :clap:

I haven't. I will.