Netscape Navigator

Netscape Navigator

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0.0.6
  • Total Downloads:
    3,436,171
  • Date Added:
    February 21, 2008
  • File Size:
    5.78MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,168
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista

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 42 votes

    • 5 star 19
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 2
  • 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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5 stars

"GOOD BROWSER"

August 26, 2013  |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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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2 stars

"Wont Import Bookmarks from File, or FireFox, or from IE"

November 05, 2011  |  By LWilhelm

 |  Version: Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.6

Pros

Looks Nice, good appearance.

Cons

Wont import Bookmarks, Might be ok for someone just starting out who has no bookmarks to transfer To new Browser.

Summary

If I cant Use existing bookmarks this browser is not for me.

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4 stars

"wow..you people really dont know your stuff."

September 13, 2011  |  By bman159

 |  Version: Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.6

Pros

..........

Cons

............

Summary

NETSCAPE navigator = firefox...

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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 XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 98
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 3,436,171
Downloads Last Week 1,168
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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