Back in the days of Netscape 4.7, I strongly preferred it over Internet Explorer 4 and 5. It was comfortable and convenient to use.
I have downloaded Netscape 7.0, but wound up never using it. Why, I ask, WHY:
Why does it run this bizarre “registration” thingy in the background that never works but only hangs around and accomplishes nothing? It isn’t even a real window. It’s just a fraction of a title bar with nothing under it. You can’t even see it unless you close all the other applications. When I click the X to close it, it always protests: “What?! Don’t you want to REGISTER?” But I can’t see any way to register with it even if I wanted to. This oddity hangs around in the background even after the browser is closed. I tried opening the full browser to register from there just to make the idiot thing go away, but that didn’t work either.
Why does Netscape have to take so long to load and snarf up so much memory?
Why does it never remember the preferences I set? Every single time it opens, I reset it to open with a BLANK page and with no extra tabs. But every single time it ignores my setting, and opens at some preset home page, and sticks the tabs back in that I don’t want.
For these reasons, I never use Netscape 7.0 any more. I always use IE 6. Although I still have the Windows settings for Netscape as the default browser, so if I activate a given file, it starts that clunky Netscape automatically. Gotta remind myself to reset the default to IE, if I can remember how.