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Netscape still doesn't want to die

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Netscape

There's a new version of the Netscape browser, based on a 0.9.3 branch of Mozilla/Firefox. It seems that they have taken the lean and mean Firefox and created a browser that's just not as good. They've added far too much clutter and features are less streamlined and more confusing than their standard Firefox equivalents. The decision to offer Internet Explorer's Trident as an alternative rendering engine, while pragmatic, is an insult to the heritage of Netscape and may set the cause of standards evangelism back years. In short : better use Firefox.


The latest Netscape browser development has been outsourced to a Canadian firm called Mercurical Communications, whose domain is mcomi.com; anyone remember that Netscape used to be Mosaic Communications, or mcom.com for short?