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Netscape Navigator

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Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 381 votes out of 44 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0.0.6
  • Total Downloads:
    3,489,102
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 21, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.78MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    547
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #20 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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The new Netscape Navigator takes a Firefox foundation, some neat Sidebar innovations, and an inside track to the Netscape.com social-networking and news site to create a browser that has some great features with minimal wonkiness.

Netscape.com is a huge part of the new Navigator: some new features might not be of interest if you don't hang out there. The Share button inside the address bar connects you directly to Netscape.com. Highlight content from the page and hit Share. The content becomes a summary, in a box that just needs a few tags to be submitted to the collective. Already-posted articles show Vote and Discuss icons instead of Share.

Bookmarks and History are self-explanatory sidebars, but a series of Netscape.com-related ones work well, too. Netscape Friends' Activity shows you what your friends have been doing, Netscape Tracker tracks the latest site updates, and Netscape News tracks only news posts. Non-Netscape.com users--a small, rebellious group, no doubt--will appreciate the Mini-Browser sidebar, which is essentially two tabs opened simultaneously, and the Link Pad, a savable URL notepad. Drag-and-drop adds a URL, clicking on the saved link opens it in a new tab. This is one of Navigator's new tricks that we love, but wish had more traditional notepad functionality. All Sidebar features have toolbar icons that you can add at will.

Most of the bundled features from version 8 have been removed. IE mode, integrated AOL IM, RSS reader, form filler, and security suite are gone, but the compatibility with Firefox 2 extensions and LinkPad more than make up for the loss. The innovations here might make this more than a backup browser.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 44 votes

    • 5 star 20
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 381 votes

    • 5 star 160
    • 4 star 83
    • 3 star 56
    • 2 star 28
    • 1 star 54
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1 stars

"NEVER TRUST NETSCAPE EMAIL SERVICE!"

January 07, 2016  |  By Dr.EpSUN

2016-01-07 13:12:00  |  By Dr.EpSUN

 |  Version: Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.6

Pros

Thank God for Gmail and Yahoo! They know how to look after customers email accounts!

Cons

NEVER - NEVER TRUST NETSCAPE EMAIL SERVICE! =
I TRUSTED NETSCAPE for 5+Years! But when someone broke in and changed my email password. NETSCAPE NEVER EVEN REPLIED to NUMEROUS PLEAS!!! THEY NEVER HELPED ME AT ALL! DISGUSTING!!! I LOST EVERYTHING! THEY SHOULD BE BANNED FROM EVER HOLDING PEOPLES EMAIL ACCOUNTS!

Summary

NEVER TRUST NETSCAPE EMAIL SERVICE!

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5 stars

"Missing Netscape"

December 15, 2015  |  By morghanna

2015-12-15 09:27:12  |  By morghanna

 |  Version: Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.6

Pros

Everything. Netscape was awesome, what Mozilla has done to it is a travesty. Seriously, Firefox freezes on load and every time you load a page, Thunderbird does anyone use it? And Seamonkey, wish they would work on that instead. All of those are the limbs stolen from the corpse of Netscape, they should just bring it back......

Cons

The Firefox morons are the only ones really working on it.....

Summary

Netscape needs to come back.

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5 stars

"GOOD BROWSER"

August 26, 2013  |  By griffragy13626

2013-08-26 10:33:58  |  By griffragy13626

 |  Version: Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.6

Pros

this is a good browser but with out support any problems can not be fixed.

Cons

no support bring back support.

Summary

Netscape needs to bring a new version on line for Windows 7 and 8.

Updated on Nov 22, 2014

I agree with most of the comments needs to be brought back as it was a excellent browser an was easy to use. I used it more than IE.

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5 stars

"Bring Back Support!!"

April 13, 2013  |  By TrohanX

2013-04-13 07:16:36  |  By TrohanX

 |  Version: Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.6

Pros

-Low memory usage, fast startup launch
-faster loads even on slow broadband connections
-gecko engine that makes it more competitive

Cons

Not anymore supported :(

Summary

Netscape Navigator will be the hardest competitor of chromium if it is supported until now.

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4 stars

"A once-great browser, now unsupported and unsafe."

October 18, 2012  |  By CaptCanuck

2012-10-18 16:46:41  |  By CaptCanuck

 |  Version: Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.6

Pros

-A nice trip down memory lane.
-An important piece of web history
-Still a functional browser

Cons

-Unsupported
-Unsafe

Summary

I wish they still maintained this old browser. They should reboot the project.

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5 stars

"A trip down memory lane"

October 03, 2012  |  By Green_Star1

2012-10-03 20:04:33  |  By Green_Star1

 |  Version: Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.6

Pros

This was one of my favorites for years
was always stable

Cons

no longer supported

Summary

I wish they would have kept it up it would have been fun to compare a recent version to firefox

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5 stars

"None P ram modulus I"

August 10, 2012  |  By BPugdotcom

2012-08-10 04:10:25  |  By BPugdotcom

 |  Version: Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.6

Pros

Netscape.. its whatsZ?Z for breakfast.

Cons

Netscape doesn't take to long in order forms.

Summary

Basic could be better

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5 stars

"Netscape was the best browser for years."

July 10, 2012  |  By wooledge001

2012-07-10 19:02:13  |  By wooledge001

 |  Version: Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.6

Pros

fast, simple layout

Cons

No longer supported

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4 stars

"Try SeaMonkey from Mozilla...."

March 29, 2012  |  By zematnet

2012-03-29 12:01:05  |  By zematnet

 |  Version: Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.6

Pros

Liked the browser NN, always comfortable to use.

Cons

no longer in development, try SeaMonkey instead of NN

Summary

...looks strangely familiar to NN but with latest Mozilla code...try it if you like NN.

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5 stars

"It's an excellent web browser."

March 17, 2012  |  By sunday71007

2012-03-17 08:00:58  |  By sunday71007

 |  Version: Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.6

Pros

It's good to see that it is still available. So Microsoft never totally killed it off.

Cons

I have found no faults with this browser.

Summary

Please continue to download it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.0.0.6
Security Fixes: These security fixes included in Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.12 have been included in Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.6; Migration: An add-on has been included in this version to help users migrate to either Flock or Firefox; WeatherBug: The WeatherBug add-on has been removed from this version of Navigator.
General
Publisher Netscape Communications
Publisher web site http://home.netscape.com/
Release Date February 21, 2008
Date Added February 21, 2008
Version 9.0.0.6
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Pentium 233MHz Processor;64MB RAM;50MB HDD space
Download Information
File Size 5.78MB
File Name netscape-navigator-9.0.0.6.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,489,102
Downloads Last Week 547
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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