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Still Browsing with " Netscape 7.2 "...

by KathyRay42 / September 21, 2008 3:54 PM PDT

I'm using "Windows XP" and still using Netscape 7.2. I'm beginning to realize the end is near.. Whats the closest Browser to Netscape 7.2 ??>
I love the E-Mail & Bookmark function.. I have "folders" set up to save things in, I just can't imagine having to switch to another Browser...

So if any of you know of another Netscape-like browser....PLEASE let me know.

Thank-You, KathyRay

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Probably Mozilla Firefox
by Jimmy Greystone / September 21, 2008 4:15 PM PDT

Probably Mozilla Firefox, or possibly Seamonkey. Netscape 7.2 was actually based on Firefox 1.5 IIRC.

Anyway, it's up to you which way you want to go. Firefox is just a browser, no email, or anything else. For that you download something like Mozilla Thunderbird. Seamonkey is the continuation of the old Mozilla suite, and will have the email client and other stuff included.

They're both largely the same under the hood, it's just a matter of what's included with the download. Seamonkey does tend to lag behind Firefox in terms of development, but nothing too significant, and there will likely be at least a few extensions that will only work with Firefox. Still, I'd say give them both a try, see which one fits your personality better. They [either one] shouldn't have a problem importing data from Netscape 7.2, so you can try them both for a few days, and keep the one you like best.

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In terms of look and feel
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 21, 2008 10:17 PM PDT

I would suggest that SeaMonkey is the closest.


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Why change?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 21, 2008 10:34 PM PDT

While updates are no longer the number of exploits for this browser are quite low. Why change?

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Site compatibility for one
by Jimmy Greystone / September 22, 2008 3:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Why change?

Site compatibility for one, and as it's using a rather old version of Gecko, updating to a more recent Seamonkey or Firefox release could see a modest improvement in rendering speed as well.

Two very worthwhile reasons for upgrading IMO.

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