Mozilla vs. Netscape

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  1. minacross

    minacross Registered Member

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    what is the difference between Mozilla and NetScape?
    which is better to be used? why? :rolleyes:
    thanx in advance.. :)
     
  2. Notok

    Notok Registered Member

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    Netscape is a stripped down and rebranded version of Mozilla. I don't know all the differences, but I know Netscape took out a lot of the popup blocking functionality for one thing. Try Firefox, it's got even more options and usability now :)
     
  3. firefoxguy

    firefoxguy Guest

    Sorry that piece of info is outdated. While the original Netscape 7 did remove popup blocking, later versions included this. In fact, i remember 7.1 had a couple of minor features not included in the then current version of mozilla (1.4 i think). Though that was a abnormality.

    In any case, you are mostly right, Netscape is mozilla plus some addtional branding. And most of the time Netscape is based on a older mozilla version (current netscape version is based on mozilla 1.7.2, the latest stable mozilla is 1.7.5). That said , I have read abt people who prefer Netscape to Mozilla because of various features

    Page comparing mozilla,netscape,firefox features

    http://community.wvu.edu/~ast002/mozilla/qa.html#features

    See http://mozilla.gunnars.net/mozfaq_general.html

    Having the java, flash plugins already included is very useful for newbies..
     
  4. no13

    no13 Retired Major Resident Nutcase

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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    well...
    If you like "features", "easy" and "works"...
    you had better look at "Firefox" and use it with "plugins", "extensions" and "themes" because it looks better and is "lighter" and "faster"
    You could also try "Opera"... it's also free, faster than Netscape [on most configurations] and is also more decent looking.
     
  5. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

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    Just choose the browser that you like the most. ;)
     
  6. firefoxguy

    firefoxguy Guest

    It's well known that a lot of people have problems with firefox and plugins (not extensions!) in the past.

    The fact that Netscape coming with them included is a very very big plus for newbies. Of course the supercool elite like yourself No13 dont need this hand-holding,
     
  7. no13

    no13 Retired Major Resident Nutcase

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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    LOL
    mein gott.. deez amerikunz...
    "Supercool elite" indeed :D they'll be laughing all day and night, over at DFS .... my God...
    That, at least, is true ;)
    Stick with Netscape if you desperately want plugins and dump IE if you're not a fan of sitting in front of the PC while they hold your birthday party in the 5-star a couple of blocks over.... :D
    enjoy
    [I still recommend Firefox tho' : i don't like streaming content very mcuh... too much going on under the hood for my liking]
     
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