Anyone notice Netscape problems? : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread

Maybe it's just this PC, but I have had daily problems with Netscape Navigator loading since AOL bought them out. Am I alone?

-- Aunt Bee (, May 22, 2000


Which version are you using? I have more problems with Dial Up Networking than with Netscape itself, and I believe that's due to some version conflicts introduced when I installed some new software. There are a whole bunch of patches available at Microsoft's Web site; I simply haven't gotten the time to download and install them yet.

AOL's software is notorious for causing conflicts, too. Netscape itself has bugs, of course (as does all software), but I haven't had any big problems with the version that I'm using (4.06).

-- Stephen M. Poole, CET (, May 22, 2000.

No more than before they got bought out, really. What I did notice was that when they came out with version 4.5 (which incorporated some major changes, but came out before the buyout), NS started crashing/freezing more; but since upgrading to 4.73, things seem to run smoother, pages load faster, etc.

That's just at this location, of course.

4.73 also plugs a recently-discovered security hole; probably a worthwhile download for NS users.

-- Chicken Little (, May 22, 2000.

No Problems with gool old Netscape 3.1!

-- Flash (, May 22, 2000.

I've tried all the updates to Netscape.

And I still come back to 3.1. It does what I want, simply.

I use IE for sites requiring 128 bit encryption, like bank or brokerage sites.

-- (retired@nd.happy), May 22, 2000.

Hi Retard,

It's nice to know that there are at least 2 of us holdouts! The rest of my stuff is pretty much up to date and I have IE for those occasional situations that I need something a little more modern. I just like the look and feel of 3.1 and am sick of all the so-called "improvements" to the user interface that seem to come with each major update to many products.

-- Flash (, May 22, 2000.


Make that HI RETIRED!

-- flash (flash@ca.base), May 22, 2000.



LOL, especially since there was a retard posting here. Back home for two days.

My experience is the same as CL. NS 4.7 works really well on both Mac and Wintel. I'm using Mac today [the 300 meg's of RAM don't hurt]. The new IE works well on Win 98 machines but not on Mac's. I know what the problem is but not why it occurs.

Best wishes,,,,

-- Z1X4Y7 (, May 22, 2000.

Glad to see some stalwarts still sticking to the ol' 3.1.

But aren't there some sites you just plain can't get into nowadays? I've experienced that on other folks' machines, who were using 3.x versions of Netscape; upgraded them as a result. Per their request.

I mean, using 4.73, I sometimes run into sites that just flat will not load without switching over to IE. It is a conundrum, it would seem. What actually is "up-to-date"? Pinning down a Standard these days, in some areas, is like trying to catch a gopher. Cover one of his exits, and he'll pop up out of one of 99 others.

Interested in some input along these lines.


"Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time, and so much to know!" -- Jeremy, aka the Nowhere Man, "Yellow Submarine"

-- Chicken Little (, May 23, 2000.

CL - that is also my experience. My default browser is Netscape 4.6, but oh, maybe 5% of the time, sites will not load (just give a blank screen), so then I have to switch over to IE. I'd thought it was a scripting issue, but with Java/Javascript enabled, no help. Unless there's something else I haven't thought of. (The pages that don't load are often .asp pages.)

So little time and so much to know- indeed.

-- Debbie (, May 24, 2000.

This may be a ruse, but may God In My Heaven seek me to tell the truth, Your program from Hell, aint't working too well. And if you brought home the money, maybe you should go back and and do the honesty, because you missed a few things. True, the contract expectations decipred one thing or another, because they weren't too smart. May God,in your Heaven,lead you back to their door step, and may you ask "Can I make it right?" Your Choice, You Decide.

-- Church Fan (, December 31, 2000.

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