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    Netscape 7 with limited resources (Netscape 7)

    Has Netscape 7 been out a while, or are we still in an unreliable ".0" version?

    I am having difficulties with Netscape 4.7 with an old computer (200 MHz processor, 64 MB RAM). Will Netscape 7 need substantially more resources?

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    Re: Netscape 7 with limited resources (Netscape 7)

    I have not tried NS 7 but here is a review

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    Re: Netscape 7 with limited resources (Netscape 7)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by KTYorke on 07-Mar-03 09:41. to make the link active.)</P>If you have limited resources, I would try Mozilla instead. Netscape is based on the Mozilla source code, it just adds a great deal of bloatware & resource hogging software to the mix. You can pick up Mozilla at: http://www.mozilla.org/ The current version is 1.2.1, but 1.3 should be released soon.

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    Re: Netscape 7 with limited resources (Netscape 7)

    I'm running Netscape 7.01 and have no complaints. The package asks for Pentium 233Mhz and 64mb RAM plus 52mb space on your hard drive. Got all that. As for your question, I've not installed it on my wife's 156Mhz PII so can't tell you. She's still with 4.7 and very content. When your wife's computer ain't broke, you quickly learn not to fix it.

    I like Netscape over IE so much that I only use IE to make it a little easier to get Woody's Smilies and 1-Click TagPanel into these posts a little easier. Not really, but aside from that, I know of no good thing about IE (although IE should be used when downloading MS software.) And using IE with Outlook has always seemed the quickest virus attractant on the net! Any arguments? <img src=/S/bash.gif border=0 alt=bash width=35 height=39> <font face="Snap ITC">Hawai`i Bill</font face=snap>

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    Re: Netscape 7 with limited resources (Netscape 7)

    Since I am a dedicated Mozilla user, I'd agree with Mozzie's suggestion to download Mozilla instead of Netscape 7. I'm pretty darn sure you'll like it better than Netscape 4.x. However, I do currently install Netscape 7.01 on a number of machines where I work and haven't had any problems, even in spite of the excess BLOAT of the product. But all the machines I'm dealing with are at least Pentium II class running processors of 300 meg or higher, so I don't know if things would slow to any noticeable degree on your 200 meg machine. One would think not.

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