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Netscape Browser 8.0 Beta Released

MozillaZineNetscape Browser 8.0 Beta Released

Stephen Donner wrote in to tell us about the public release of Netscape Browser 8.0 Beta. Based on Mozilla Firefox 1.0, this beta of Netscape’s newest browser offers support for both the Gecko and Internet Explorer rendering engines. A new Site Controls feature lets users enable and disable features like ActiveX, JavaScript and cookies on a site-by-site basis (the browser includes self-updating whitelists and blacklists of safe and dangerous sites). The new Multi-BarLive Content

Netscape released a prototype of a Firefox-based browser last November to a group of registered testers; an updated version was circulated in January. Netscape planned a public beta for February but bugs caused it to be delayed and the build was only made available to the previously registered testers.

Read the Netscape Browser 8.0 Beta Release Notes for a list of what doesn’t work right yet and download Netscape Browser 8.0 Beta from the Netscape site. It’s only available for Windows 98 Second Edition or above; there’s no Mac or Linux versions. Feedback can be left in the Netscape Browser Review forums (requires an AOL/Netscape/CompuServe ScreenName).” functionality lets users have more on-screen widgets than ever before, including like RSS feeds, weather forecasts and map searches.

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Netscape Browser 8.0 Beta Released

MozillaZineNetscape Browser 8.0 Beta Released

Stephen Donner wrote in to tell us about the public release of Netscape Browser 8.0 Beta. Based on Mozilla Firefox 1.0, this beta of Netscape’s newest browser offers support for both the Gecko and Internet Explorer rendering engines. A new Site Controls feature lets users enable and disable features like ActiveX, JavaScript and cookies on a site-by-site basis (the browser includes self-updating whitelists and blacklists of safe and dangerous sites). The new Multi-BarLive Content

Netscape released a prototype of a Firefox-based browser last November to a group of registered testers; an updated version was circulated in January. Netscape planned a public beta for February but bugs caused it to be delayed and the build was only made available to the previously registered testers.

Read the Netscape Browser 8.0 Beta Release Notes for a list of what doesn’t work right yet and download Netscape Browser 8.0 Beta from the Netscape site. It’s only available for Windows 98 Second Edition or above; there’s no Mac or Linux versions. Feedback can be left in the Netscape Browser Review forums (requires an AOL/Netscape/CompuServe ScreenName).” functionality lets users have more on-screen widgets than ever before, including like RSS feeds, weather forecasts and map searches.

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Hip Hip Hooray

The Apache Project Turns 10
The Apache Web Server Project is now 10 years old, as noted over the weekend by Roy Fielding, a co-founder of the open source development project. “Ten years ago today, the Apache Group decloaked with the creation of the new-httpd archive and initial accounts on hyperreal.org,” Fielding noted on the apache-httpd-dev mailing list.

Apache hit another milestone earlier this month when our Web Server Survey found 40 million sites now running on the Apache server, which powers nearly 70 percent of web sites.

Apache was detected on 658 sites in the initial Netcraft survey in August 1995, just six months after the project’s launch, when its 3.5 percent market share was dwarfed by software from NCSA (57 percent) and CERN (19.7 percent). The Apache server reached 10 million sites in June 2000, 20 million in November 2001 and 30 million in November 2003.

In an interview with Netcraft last year, Apache co-founder Brian Behlendorf assessed the remarkable growth. “I imagine most of the growth continues to be either with the small mom-n-pop companies, or web hosting ISPs, or internationally – all places where price sensitivity is high, where the economic downturn is still causing budgets to be hurt, and there’s willingness to consider an Open Source approach to solving a given problem,” said Behlendorf. “I imagine the rise of related Apache projects, like the continued rise in use of mod_perl and Tomcat and our friends over at PHP, have only increased the confidence in using the web server for mission-critical situations.”

Netcraft The Apache Project Turns 10