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  • 3.0 stars

    "Good stuff, but not quite up to the challenge"

    May 22, 2005  |   By hion2000

    Pros

    Lots of nifty securty and browsing features. It will update its antiphishing blacklist once every hour! Very nice. Some more features that neither IE nor Firefox have are included, and it's much improved from the BETA, in terms of user interface.

    Cons

    Uses up more memory than any other browser, due to the fact that it must keep two browser engines in memory. It can also be confusing for new internet users because both browsing engines Gecko and Trident behave differently, especially when Netscape autoswitches the browser engine. There's also a triple nested tabs within the options window (a big no-no in User Interfaces). AOL released a newer version 8.0.1 only a few hours after the first, 8.0.0 release, then blames it on a security company for not taking care of their own browser. It really doesn't seem like AOL is responsible enough with respect to security.

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