Netscape Navigator

Netscape Navigator

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 379 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    3,390,384
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 17, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.78MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,386
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #12 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

    4.4

    out of 25 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 379 votes

    • 5 star 159
    • 4 star 83
    • 3 star 56
    • 2 star 28
    • 1 star 53
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4 stars

"Trip to the past"

November 09, 2010  |  By Hoyt Purcell

 |  Version: Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.5

Pros

I like the wooden wheel and the star fields. I use the Foxscape them on Firefox to get a similar look.

Cons

It stopped being supported a couple of years ago?

Summary

Nice once in a while for nostalgic reasons.

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4 stars

"still among the best"

November 03, 2008  |  By janderson5747

 |  Version: Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.5

Pros

Netscape was my 1st ISP and , therefore, Navigator was my 1st browser. Was best then(better even than parent AOL at the time). Still stable, fast enough, functional. My #2 , barely. Closest to FF without being FF

Cons

No support from AOL(good riddance) but todays safety programs should protect any users.

Summary

This old warrior still does the job. Among the best.

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5 stars

"spectacular software..."

October 14, 2008  |  By deepak070

 |  Version: Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.5

Pros

sleek...fast...and robust...no crashes...light on the system..
too bad that aol decided to pull the plug on navigator..i just hope they revive it with the next mozilla version.
or maybe sombody can revive the legendary browser on their own..

Cons

None...complete package in it itself...maybe yeah they could have come out with a more appealing skin..

Summary

best out there....leaves IE far behind...in performance and security...

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5 stars

"WHY STOP SUPPORT?! THIS THING ROCKS!"

September 23, 2008  |  By warlover

 |  Version: Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.5

Pros

FAST. STABLE. Full of features. Easily a match for any other browser. Only Safari or K-Meleon might match it's speed. Opera 9.60 as well. Firefox 3 with Firetune too, now that I think of it.

Cons

AOL needs to go back to gradeschool for stopping support for Netscape! ARE THEY CRAZY or just business-impaired?! Where's Ted when you need 'em?!

Summary

AOL stopping support for this is a TRAGEDY that shows BAD judgment on their part(s). This browser looks like a combination of Internet Explorer and Firefox(or K-Meleon). This browser is so quick and functional that I guarantee that if you try it, you will prefer it above all others. Give it a shot!

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5 stars

"magnificent browser."

September 08, 2008  |  By prinairsju

 |  Version: Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.5

Pros

fast, reliable,easy to handle

Cons

can't find anything wrong with it

Summary

simply, very good

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5 stars

"its pretty down"

July 18, 2008  |  By arryin

 |  Version: Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.5

Pros

everything

Cons

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5 stars

"it is very user friendly"

June 17, 2008  |  By kaleem1251

 |  Version: Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.5

Pros

i always make of it

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5 stars

"Best Browser There Is"

May 06, 2008  |  By jh1836

 |  Version: Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.5

Pros

This not a re-skinned Firefox. Navigator has a built in Restart so you don't need an add-on to get this capablity. Also the Link Pad feature is very useful. With FF you can't get this even with an add-on. Even though there are no more updates, it launches fast (much faster than FF), is stable, and is still my default browser.

Cons

That AOL pulled the plug on it.

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4 stars

"Beats Firefox, IE and Opera in terms of speed and functionality."

April 06, 2008  |  By rod_da__impaler

 |  Version: Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.5

Pros

This browser gets me through MySpace faster and better than any other browser tried.

Cons

Too bad there is no longer any support for it. Discovered it too late.

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3 stars

"Cant beat firefox"

March 15, 2008  |  By Sphinxlike

 |  Version: Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.5

Pros

nothin

Cons

everythin

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.0.0.5
Version 9.0.0.5 includes unspecified updates.
General
Publisher Netscape Communications
Publisher web site http://home.netscape.com/
Release Date December 17, 2007
Date Added December 17, 2007
Version 9.0.0.5
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 5.78MB
File Name netscape-navigator-9.0.0.6.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,390,384
Downloads Last Week 2,386
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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