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Netscape 6 revolutionizes Internet browsing by providing an easier and more personal way to use the Internet. It's designed around the things people do the most online - browsing, searching, e-mail and instant messaging - and brings them all together for the most convenient and customized experience possible.

What's New

Version 6.2.3 adds the following:
  • Improved Quick Launch for Windows can be enabled instantly and no longer requires you to restart Windows
  • Improved Autocomplete, in addition to providing a list of matching Web sites, now can automatically fill-in the closest matching Web site
  • Improved downloading for better management of different file-types
  • New Address Book tab lets you quickly write more...


PowerPC, MacOS 8.6 or later, 64MB of RAM.

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M/h-Ackero Member IconComment+0

.....best than Internet Explorer....

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Version 6.2.3
Julian Medina Member IconComment+0
Julian Medina

If this browser does not work get more memory I love it this is my main browser now.My largest unused block is 134 MB maybe upgrade it to that.

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Version 6.2.3
Anonymous Member IconReview

The "NS 6.2 CD & Book" that I bought and my review is about, is
"NS 6.2.2".
However, my review stands: It IS not 1/4 as good as "NS 4.79"!!

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Version 6.2.3
Drnatural Member Icon+0

I had used 4.5 and 4.79 for the previous three years.
I bought 6.2 {The CD and The 344 page book, that came with the CD} via
U.S.Mail, 6 weeks ago.
I installed it {not easy} and attempted to use it for 17 days. I am a
"User's Guide" Reader. I read all User's Guides to learn the Software before using it. I read the 6.2 book twice.
I attempted to use 6.2 for 17 days.
It is slow, cumbersome, and complicated beyond reason!
I am now using "NS 4.79" again!
And, I am trying to get my money back by returning the "NS 6.2" CD &
its 344 Page Book!
My computer is the "Dual 800MHz. G4, with 1.5 GB RAM.
"NS 4.79" beats the pants off of 6.2!!
Frank Carmen, Ph.D.

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Version 6.2.3
Anonymous Member Icon


Frank Carmen Ph.D.: I read your review and tend to agree so far. I'm running Mac OS 9.2 and N'scpe 6.2. The bookmarks manager program is extremely unstable and will not submit to many changes. Somewhere in the loins of the beast is a limit of 80 bookmark folders (so the Unofficial FAQ Forum advises). The thing just freezes when you have too many - and it doesn't ever say why.

There is also somewhere a file which replaces the IE Favorite folder and contents, 3 subfolders and 20 or so URLs for Microsoft and IE sites.I have deleted the contents, the folders , in combinations, in succession, etc. they are replaces on reboot.I can't find the file in th eN scape folder or the system prefs to discard it - and make room for some different folders I need.

Even clicking the mouse too fast will freeze the bookmarks manager and the cpu.

Too many bells and whistles!

Carl Reynolds
Sherwood, Oregon

Anonymous Member Icon

Why would someone with a Dual 800 use OS 9 or anything classic instead of OS X? It's a din0saur, albeit a loveable one. Even so, it's equivalent to Win95 technology. Goodness..a dual 800 and os 9...wow. Even my G4 400 loves OSX and it's now a G4 1.2 after upgrade.

No finger pointing, just curious.

MacGamerian Member Icon+0

Why a broswer with so many functions, I just want to surf but if you want a smooth broswer that isn't buggy like Opera and isn't crappy like IE, then Netscape is the best.

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Version 6.2.3
Faucette_stephen Member Icon+0

I'm sorry to say that Netscape hasn't lived up to it's name in this newest realease. It uses up far more memory than any self-respecting browser should, and it feels suspiciously like a Windows app. Sorry, try again Netscape.

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Version 6.2.2
Anonymous Member IconReview

In a few words, iCab leaves Netscape 6.2.2 choking in
its' dust. Very disappointing to see Netscape offering
a pseudo Mac application probably better suited to
the Windows OS plaform.

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Version 6.2.2
Anonymous Member IconReview

This version appear MUCH more stable in the few hours I have run it. By comparison, 6.2.1 would have crashed twice!!!
It is still a memory hog, and many sites dont support it (I keep 4.77 as a backup) but it has far better features than IE.

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Version 6.2.2
macfreak Member Icon+0

I don't know why everyone is complaining about Netscape 6...I've never had any serious problems with it. It never crashed my computer, and I found it alot faster than the version of IE that I have as backup (5.0). On my computer, Netscape works flawlessly.

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Version 6.2.2
howie Member Icon+0

what i hate is that it keeps creating the folder mozilla in the folder documents or even both if you don't have any, just to store a default profile (even if you don't use it).
please leave organizing my files to me or put it in the preferences folder.
are we in windows or what?

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Version 6.2.2
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Date 13 May 2002
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