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Netscape X for Mac

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Those Mac users who don't like using Safari may want an alternative. Netscape X for Mac is a solid option that performs well with all of the features expected of a good Web browser. The problem isn't with the program or how it works, it's actually a message from the publisher.

The browser is available fully functional for free. Netscape X for Mac downloaded quickly, but acceptance of a lengthy user agreement was required to use the application. Once the program starts, it gives the user the option to import all presets and bookmarks from their primary browsers, whether it is Safari, Explorer, or Firefox, which is a very useful option. The default home page can also be set from the prior browser. Once the program started, the browser windows and controls are similar to those of other major programs. The control buttons were well designed and performed well. The Web pages selected for testing rendered well without any errors. Unfortunately, the program alerts the user after a short time that support stopped for it in 2008 and recommends users upgrade to Firefox or Flock browsers. Links are even provided to the Web pages for each. The lack of technical support is a major deficiency in an era of increasing security and changing format standards.

While functional and well designed, Netscape X for Mac's lack of support into the future means it is not the best option when it comes to browsing alternatives.

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"You were the best Netscape"

June 15, 2011  |  By ProgrammingKid

 |  Version: Netscape X


What I really like is that it still runs on Mac OS 10.2.


Version routinely ask you to switch to Firefox or Flock. That is why I suggest using version instead. Also quite a few pages are not rendered correctly. This will only continue to increase in the future.


I remember going online for the first time back in 1997. It was on a LC II running Netscape 2 in my High School's computer lab. Since then I have mostly used Netscape. I continued using it even after it had lost the browser wars of the 90's to Internet Explorer. If you need a browser for an older operating system, then Netscape is a good choice. Rest in peace Netscape.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
  • Security fixes included in Mozilla Firefox have been included in Netscape Navigator
  • An add-on has been included in this version to help users migrate to either Flock or Firefox
  • The WeatherBug add-on has been removed from this version of Navigator.
Publisher Netscape
Publisher web site
Release Date February 20, 2008
Date Added February 20, 2008
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.2/10.3/10.3.9/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.0
  • Mac OS X 10.1
  • Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.2
  • Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.3
  • Mac OS Classic
  • Download Information
    File Size 16.92MB
    File Name netscape-navigator-
    Total Downloads 48,998
    Downloads Last Week 101
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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