Netscape 6.0

slimjim375 Nov 15, 2000

  1. slimjim375

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    Hi All,

    Anyone else out there downloaded 6.0 yet. It seems better than the 4.73 that I also have. It does support more of the IE only stuff. And no Charlie, no fixed backgrounds [​IMG]. It makes tables look different if you have borders.

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  2. FriscoCharlie

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    I have the first release Jim (it's awful blue). I found a lot of bugs. The 2nd edition was supposed to be better. I need to take a look at that. Maybe I'll wait until the new laptop comes in. I am using 4.73 right now.

    Charlie

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  3. virtual-bird

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    <font color=blue face="tahoma">Well I downloaded it here at work on a DULL NT box...

    The latest is version is NOT BETA (according to WIN2k mag, IE6 Beta is comin out already!) but this thing adds heaps of extra programs you dont wnat, and you cant tell it not to install them on setup. Looks wise it LOOKS good.. clean and nice.

    I have been to 3 forums talking about it and honestly being a Crashscape fan over IE, the votes for and against are about 80% against. The loading of extra stuff, crashing, just not happy with it are some of the problems.

    Your ALT tags now wont come up on the screen over the images, but they come up on the lower toolbar...y?

    Anyway...

    If I was buying and had to chose from
    OPERA
    IE5.5
    Scape 6
    Scape 47x
    Neoplanet
    (this list could go on for a long time!)
    etc I would go with ...
    Opera followed by IE5.5.. then Scape 4.7x for me Netscape crashes too often with multi windows open adn opening and forward and back stuff..

    IE i dislike the fact that everypage you look at with IEx goes VIA M/Soft...

    Your call</font>

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    Anybody for Q DOS? As an antique, it should be worth something! What am I bid?

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  5. sajay

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    Ah - bleep - and I just threw out my MS-DOS 1.1 floppy! We could have traded!

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  6. FriscoCharlie

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    I have totally converted to Netscape 6. There are a few things that I do not care for but overall it is an improvement.

    Charlie

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  7. Telegrapher

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    I have a power mack G3 and netscape 4.73. I downloaded netscape 6 and when I tried to install it a note came up that said I must have system 8.5. As it turns out I have system 8.1. It will a long time before I have the extra cash to upgrade my computer so I will just struggle along with what I have. I guess a lot of other people are in the same boat. My computer is only 1 year old this month. AS the saying goes. Buy a computer, take it home and set it up and it is outdated.
     
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  9. virtual-bird

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Alan:
    I don't like Netscape at all. It does not seem to show my web sites as I intend them to look, so I will stay with good old IE [​IMG]

    According to my trackers, Netscape is way in the minority.

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    Alan...

    You say your page is not how you intended it to be, but this is how it appears to all Nutscrape users..

    When I do a page I test it with IE4 and 5, and N/S 4.x, and Opera which is the hardest to please, to make sure things look the way they should..

    May I suggest you get scape and work on the code on your page..

    just tryin to 'elp...


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    Its a coal mining region of a place far far away, that shares rails with SP, NS...
    Era:
    Time stands still round these parts, and we have everything from Steam, to Diesels...

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  10. As virtual-bird said, what you don't like is the way that it looks to many users. I also found yesterday that IE is so sloppy that it showed me a page that was missing some critical commands. That NEVER should have happened. :-(

    I test with IE 5 (won't use 5.5) and Netscape 4.7 and 6.0 for code compliance. If it doesn't look the same it isn't coded correctly.

    Roger
     
  11. slimjim375

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    You are smart about not using IE5.5. I just wish I had never downloaded it [​IMG]

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  12. Alan

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Alan:
    About 70% of visitors to my site use IE, and 25% Netscape<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    The top of the heap are always in the minority. [​IMG]


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  14. slimjim375

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    I just downloaded OPERA to see what was going on. I shecked out my site and it looked better than with the other two. It does not support fixed backgrounds and the lights here did not show up. Ah, the wonderful world of 'puters and browsers [​IMG].

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  15. As I recall Opera is a purchase item. The download version is severely crippled and isn't worth too much for checking.

    I downloaded their 'free' version and promptly scrapped it. :)

    Roger
     
  16. FriscoCharlie

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    By the way, you can set the skin back to the default classic Netscape look. That new blue look is okay but I got tired of that quick so now Netscape 6 looks like the classic Netscape.

    Charlie

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  17. virtual-bird

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by rhensley@anderson.cioe.co:
    As I recall Opera is a purchase item. The download version is severely crippled and isn't worth too much for checking.

    I downloaded their 'free' version and promptly scrapped it. :)

    Roger
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    Ah yes but there are places to get the full version free... *WEG*..

    .This is actually one worth paying for. you wouldnt pay for IE or scape!!!

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    Its a coal mining region of a place far far away, that shares rails with SP, NS...
    Era:
    Time stands still round these parts, and we have everything from Steam, to Diesels...

    [This message has been edited by virtual-bird (edited 21 December 2000).]
     
  18. sajay

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    The full version of Opera 5.0 is free, assuming you are willing to put up with ads on the page. I have registered my version, which eliminates the software's ads, and see no troubles with it at all. I've been using one version or another of it since June and haven't had any major troubles at all.

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  20. FriscoCharlie

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    I have now been using NS6 for nearly a month. It does have a few things that I do not care for but I prefer it VASTLY to IE. There is one task that I use IE for on a daily basis but I think NS6 is the way to go. It has a couple of bugs as far as the UBB software goes but I'm sure that will be worked out.

    Charlie

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