The Return of Netscape?

Posted on March 18, 2005

2005 Netscape browser 8.0

Netscape has launched version 8.0, a beta test release of the once popular browser. says the new browser is nothing like the old Nestcape and that it combines the best elements of Internet Explorer and Firefox.

The browser offers Firefox's tabbed browsing and it enters into a green shield state when it recognizes a "safe" website and runs more IE components.

Netscape 8.0 also provides an interesting multi-bar feature which condenses tool bars into single buttons. The MSNBC reviewer said the downside of the Netscape browser is it tends to focus on AOL content and web services and some third-party tools and plug-ins might not (yet) be compatible with Netscape 8.0.

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