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Microsoft advises IE users to uninstall Netscape 8


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#1 KoanYorel

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 06:04 AM

"Microsoft has alerted consumers that Netscape's latest browser appears to break the XML rendering capabilities in Microsoft Internet Explorer."Published: May 26, 2005, 11:46 AM PDT By Ingrid Marson Special to CNET News.com "Microsoft did not make clear what versions of IE were affected, but a user of the DeveloperDex forum said he experienced the problem on version 6 of IE, which had been patched with Windows Service Pack 2. Microsoft said it is investigating the problem and will work with Netscape to resolve it. It advised a "workaround" of uninstalling Netscape 8...."
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Posted 27 May 2005 - 06:15 AM

Also see this item at "Calendar of Updates" forum Netscape 8 breaks IE's XML rendering capabilities.
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Posted 27 May 2005 - 01:06 PM

One must seriously question the viability of an application that is released with so many critical flaws that it had to be patched within one day of its release, and then is found to have further compatibility problems such as this. Either they do not test their software, or the project team has experienced undue pressure to publish a version before adequate testing.
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Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:01 PM

But then again Microsoft never liked Netscape anyway. Was this on purpose?

Maybe it would be better if Microsoft came up with a way to uninstall IE.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 08:24 AM

I'll be honest -- I really liked Netscape 7 and have used that concurrently with Mozilla on some machines. There were some features that were especially nice like the ability to set up profiles. . Netscape 8 is awful -- You are unable to set separate profiles (at least I didn't find the feature) and within 3 hours of using the upgraded product, my computer blue screened once and Netscape crashed 3 other times.

If this is the type of product they are going to release in the future, I'm solely using Mozilla from here on out...

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 08:35 AM

Thanks for the feedback there "jboz24"

We need the input from individuals using that browser to help others here.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:00 PM

I am doing beta on NS8 and I am getting this error "spui.nscpcdn.com could not be found. Please check the name and try again"

This happens for every 5-15 secs if I switch it to IE mode.

But NS7 looks kool to me than 8 .. dont know probably its because I am used to NS7, I believe Grinler also uses NS7.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 07:17 PM

Wow seems to that M$ solution to the problem is to "conviently" uninstall Netscape. Hmm...Sounds like another way to force the compitition out and further control the world.
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 08:00 PM

But then again Microsoft never liked Netscape anyway. Was this on purpose?

Maybe it would be better if Microsoft came up with a way to uninstall IE.

OT :thumbsup:

Now that's a thought. :flowers:
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Posted 01 June 2005 - 01:46 PM

You know there was just a big stink about Microsoft Antispyware flagging a legitimate site in the Netherlands (but a competitor to MS) as dangerous and disallowing access. Microsoft claimed it was a mistake and settled for an undisclosed amount.

Here's a link to the article: http://yahoo.pcworld.com/yahoo/article/0,aid,119767,00.asp

Do I see a pattern here?

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 01:53 PM

Gee I am SO happy I use Mozilla, LOL.
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Posted 01 June 2005 - 01:54 PM

Bill Gates and M$ have a master plan for world domination. :thumbsup:

I have said it before and I'll say it again. I will NOT install MS Antispyware.

My initial gut feeling was to not trust it. Just my 2 cents.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 02:01 PM

LOL Scarlett.. I don't blame you for not wanting to use M$A$. I DID use it and it was not fun. Just confused me. It gave me alot of false positives. I uninstalled it. I will stick with my AVG.

Back to Netscape. I have never used it. My thing is I like to stick with what works for me. Mozilla Firefox. BooYA!!! lol

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 02:00 PM

I am doing beta on NS8 and I am getting this error "spui.nscpcdn.com could not be found. Please check the name and try again"

This happens for every 5-15 secs if I switch it to IE mode.

But NS7 looks kool to me than 8 .. dont know probably its because I am used to NS7, I believe Grinler also uses NS7.

I am having the same problem show up with my computer. Did anyone ever find out what this is all about? thank you.

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 02:14 PM

tried Netscape 8 because i had used Netscape 7 for ages and never had a problem with it.
After about an hour, Netscape 8 just kept freezing. I went over to Firefox because i thought it was a good alternative to Netscape 7. Now i find that Firefox is much better than Net 7. I won't be changing again!

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