Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jun 2007 20:37 UTC, submitted by Oliver
Internet & Networking "Netscape is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Netscape Navigator 9.0 Beta 1. The release is now available for download from browser.netscape.com for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Some of Navigator 9's new features are listed here; for a complete list, see What's New in Netscape Navigator 9? at browser.netscape.com."
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Multiplatform
by xfranky on Thu 7th Jun 2007 07:04 UTC
xfranky
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2006-09-19

I don't know if I'm even gonna try it someday, but being a linux user, I was quite surprised to find that the new version is (as in the old days) multiplatform!
Does that mean that they abandoned completely the double-engine capability in favour of a far more strict compliance to the Firefox codebase (thus the extension compatibility...)?

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RE: Multiplatform
by jeremywc on Thu 7th Jun 2007 12:27 in reply to "Multiplatform"
jeremywc Member since:
2005-08-02

Yes, the IE rendering mode seems to have been thrown out. As far as I can tell, it really is little more than a skinjob of Firefox 2 with a few features thrown in to integrate the browser with the new Netscape.com. Some of which are already available as Firefox 2 extensions.

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