Netscape Browser 8.1.3 Released

Thursday April 12th, 2007

A security update for the Mozilla Firefox-based Netscape Browser 8 has been released. Netscape Browser 8.1.3 includes a variety of security fixes, with the Netscape Browser Security Alerts page stating that the release "includes Firefox security patches up through". However, the subsequent, and updates to Firefox all include security fixes (details on the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories page) so it appears that this latest Netscape release has known security flaws.

The official Netscape Blog has an announcement about Netscape Browser 8.1.3, which recommends uninstalling any existing versions before updating (profile data will not be lost).

Netscape Browser 8.1.3 can be obtained from the Netscape Browser download page. An upgrade can also be initiated from within the Browser Update section of the Security Center component of the browser. There are a few more details in the Netscape Browser 8.1.3 Release Notes.

Earlier this year, Netscape announced that they are working on version 9 of the veteran browser.

#15 Bleach mostly

by thomhera

Wednesday April 25th, 2007 4:09 PM

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Bitch, Bitch, Bitch. Seems both of you agree on the problems and the capitalist/empire building ideology foundational to the problems, but only one of you appears to be moving toward solutions to those problems--we can all of us bitch all day, but sadly bitching solves little. What are your solutions?

Unless i am mistaken (certainly possible) on one hand, i see you wanting firefox on desktops but not wanting to "play by" corporate rules for fear of becoming like the corporations (which really seems to me like not wanting firefox to have any contact with corporations). On the other hand, i see you encouraging "partnership" with the corporations as a means to facilitating the placement of firefox on new computer desktops. How do you propose to "partnership" with another organization (corporation) without a language understood by both parties? And, would a person speaking, writing, reading that shared language be a sell out to the corporate world you have identified as the "enemy?"