Netscape

Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 379 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    3,390,384
  • Date Added:
    May 19, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.78MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,386
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #12 in Web Browsers

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  • Current Version

    3.3

    out of 107 votes

    • 5 star 24
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    • 2 star 18
    • 1 star 14
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 379 votes

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2 stars

"Forget Netscape 8- use Netscape Navigator 9 only-"

June 17, 2011  |  By andreaborman

 |  Version: Netscape 8.0.1

Pros

Netscape 8 installs and runs alongside Netscape 9. Apart from that nothing.

Cons

Netscape 8 is very very very slow. Does not play videos because it does not the recognise the Adobe flash players. Worst web browser ever,so far.

Summary

Netscape 8 has both the IE engine and the Firefox engine in one browser. But it is very very slow. Slower than IE ever was, or any other browser I have tried for that matter. And you cannot play videos in Netscape 8 unless you install both Adobe flash player Active X for Internet Explorer and the Adobe flash player plug in for Firefox. But the download was so slow, I just gave up waiting for it to download the flash player. AND I already have both flash players installed(I have Safefox, a Firefox browser and Internet Explorer) anyway, and all my other web browsers recognise the flash players except Netscape 8. Netscape 8, and previous versions install alongside your existing Netscape 9. So you can use both Netscape 8 and 9 together on the same computer. But what is the good if it does not work? Also I hated the online spyware security scanner built into Netscape 8 that told me I had 3 infected files and wanted to remove them. But NO WAY,I would not let it. As Windows Defender told me I had NO spyware and I trust Windows Defender more than a web browser that does not even work properly. And also Netscape 8 and previous versions,7,6 and 4 installs a lot of extra unwanted software that is out of date and useless.Such as Macomedia Flash player 8(out of date),which broke the flash players in my other web browsers. And so I had to reinstall those again. Also Netscape 7 and 6 install Real Player 8(out of date) and a very old version of Aol Messenger no longer supported. Netscape 9 is fine as you just get the browser and is based on Firefox 2. But FORGET NETSCAPE 8 and the earlier versions 7,6 and 4. They are TERRIBLE browsers.If you must use Netscape stick with Netscape Navigator 9 only,which is the only version of Netscape worth using. And if you want a browser with a combined IE and Firefox engine go for Web Spirit or Lunascape which are decent and very good browsers. Not this Netscape 8. STAY AWAY FROM THIS BROWSER. Andrea Borman.

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3 stars

"Slow Cold Boot and Firefox Engine"

March 17, 2006  |  By ExtremeDownloader

 |  Version: Netscape 8.0.1

Pros

Netscape is relatively secure because it is built off of the Firefox engine, which is extremely secure. For trusted websites, Netscape uses the Internet Explorer engine for maximum compatibility. It supports a Multibar, which is a toolbar that you can switch panels from (so called trays). RSS Feeds can be read and it is like Firefox.

Cons

Installation fails easily. It is slow to start.

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5 stars

"Netscape just keeps getting better and it's my favourite web browser"

February 12, 2006  |  By xpvistafellamate

 |  Version: Netscape 8.0.1

Pros

I am so impressed with the latest version of Netscape web browser. That I have chosen it to be my default web browser. I love the latest Netscape version because of the new security features like the Security Center. Which shows user the status of security protection and will automatically let you know when there is a problem. I also love the new spyware & adware protection in the latest Netscape. It allows users to scan download files from the web and also omplete memory and disk scans. I also like the improved phishing protection in the latest Netscape web browser and the Security Center will warn users if there's any phishing dangers. Besides these new security features, the latest Netscape web browser has improved tabbed browsing and dramatically improved the performance of Netscape. It rarely crashes now compared to the previous version.

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5 stars

"Brilliant new version, many new, effective features"

February 04, 2006  |  By pkofiarbo

 |  Version: Netscape 8.0.1

Pros

This version of netscape is simply brilliant. The new and added security features allow for the user to feel safer and more secure whilst browsing the internet. The really impressive thing about this updated version, is the built-in spyware and adware scanner. The free netscape scanner picked up two keyloggers and three adware programs, which webroot spy sweeper did not pick up. Also the search is very thorough, and may take a while to complete depending on the amount of files on your computer. Another great feature is that it can be displayed like IE (internet explorer), which resolves display errors sometimes, and also allows for windows updates.

Cons

The only issue that occurred to me was the issue that it isn't as fast as firefox, which itself is brilliant.

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2 stars

"Still the worst alternative browser ever - and the years roll on"

January 31, 2006  |  By SpinxMeister

 |  Version: Netscape 8.0.1

Pros

It has an auto sign-in for user names and passwords - that's all it's good for

Cons

It is SLOW SLOW SLOW, Splash Screen, doesn't display some web pages still (you'd think they would have fixed this ONE basic web browser requirement after all these years! It has too much complication. It becomes plain ANNOYING to use. Stick with IE. IE is the standard.

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4 stars

"Nice browser but will prefer to work on my opera."

January 24, 2006  |  By dunegupta

 |  Version: Netscape 8.0.1

Pros

1.facilities like mail checking directly without going to the site of your HTTP mail server(gmail,yahoo).

2.greatly customisable eg. news headlines etc.

Cons

1.Not as fast as opera.

2.Ostentatious but not upto mark,it slows the computer and also takes a longer time to load and start.

3.no in-built feed device.

4.crashes,buggy.

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5 stars

"Nice Upgrade From Netscape"

January 23, 2006  |  By D&Y

 |  Version: Netscape 8.0.1

Pros

It's been a while since I last used a Netscape browser, so I was pleasantly surprised with this version. Here's what I liked:

- Gecko and IE engines

- Tabs

- Multiple custom toolbars

- Custom sidebar

- Fusion Theme is nice

Cons

- Uses lots of RAM (Not a problem for me)

- Ugly splashscreen (Easy to change)

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3 stars

"Its just FireFox with a Netscape skin."

January 22, 2006  |  By CableguyTK

 |  Version: Netscape 8.0.1

Pros

Its built off FireFox.

Looks and feels like a Netscape browser.

Cons

Its just FireFox with a Netscape skin. There is no more "Netscape" browser...its just another FireFox version.

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5 stars

"Very efficient, nice design, easy to use, and great browser."

January 03, 2006  |  By Miril Strike

 |  Version: Netscape 8.0.1

Pros

Skins to chose from. Easy to use. Has easy search method. Has a great download manager.

Cons

Made from Mozilla.

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4 stars

"love it, but..."

December 04, 2005  |  By jeps1lon2

 |  Version: Netscape 8.0.1

Pros

I love the fact that the user is able to seamlessly switch between IE and Firefox browing, without having to have 2 browsers open. I LOVE the formfill that netscape has implemented.

Cons

Nothing fancy about interface. Crashes too often. I hate the fact that it eats up twice as memory as any other browser (avant, ie, firefox).

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General
Publisher Netscape Communications
Publisher web site http://home.netscape.com/
Release Date May 19, 2005
Date Added May 19, 2005
Version 8.0.1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 98/NT/Me/2000/XP, 64MB RAM
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
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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