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Netscape 8 Beta

Tabs And Popup Blockers

Netscape is based on Firefox. It supports tabbed browsing, the major feature that attracts users to Firefox. Tabbed browsing allows you to view multiple Web pages in a single browser window, similar to the way you can view multiple documents simultaneously in a single instance of Microsoft Word.

Netscape also includes a popup blocker. The popup blocker is actually too aggressive; I had difficulty switching it off for popups I actually wanted to see.

And Netscape supports many of the extensions that third-party developers have written to add capabilities to Firefox. Or so says an AOL spokesman; I didn't test it out.

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