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Netscape has stopped working (Windows 7)

By laura ·
I have a new Windows 7 PC with Netscape 7.0 and Java 6 Update 17 installed. After using Netscape Composer with no problems for about a week, I suddenly get "Netscape has stopped working, Windows is looking for a solution" msgs when I try to run it. I tried uninstalling/reinstalling, no change. I rebooted, no change. Can anyone help? I use this app a lot.

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netscape

by Jarrett_Faulk In reply to Netscape has stopped work ...

wow, i didn't even know that was still around i have used that program in 10 or 12 years.

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Windows 7 - Netscape stopped working

by laura In reply to netscape

There is a solution for the problem on this site for Windows XP that refers to a specific patch, so I was hoping....

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still safe?

by SPC_TCOL In reply to Windows 7 - Netscape stop ...

Are you getting any updates on netscape?
If not, then it's not very safe to use it.

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No.

by seanferd In reply to still safe?

Development officially ended a while back. The Netscape download pages suggest Firefox, but if you like the browser/mail/composer suite, try SeaMonkey (which is meant to maintain the Netscape and Mozilla suites).

http://browser.netscape.com/
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/products/

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For Your Own Security Update

by TheChas In reply to Netscape has stopped work ...

For your own security and benefit I STRONGLY recommend that you stop using Netscape and update to Mozilla SeaMonkey or Firefox and Thunderbird.

As you are a long term Netscape user, I would recommend SeaMonkey as it is closer in function to Netscape than Firefox is.

Netscape is built on a now very old version of the Gecko engine that is the basis for the Mozilla programs. You are not getting updates for Netscape as the software work was shut down several years ago by AOL.

The last time I looked, you could get themes for SeaMonkey and Firefox that provide the look and feel of Netscape.

Chas

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