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Old 04-01-2003, 03:06 PM   #1
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Question updating netscape


I would like to up date netscape 4.78 but I am not sure how to do it with out loosing everything.. A friend built this computer for me and then left town and I like linux alot but don't want to mess any thing up It works now-- except mozzila that crashed and I was never able to make it work right again so thats is why I started using netscape and I like it alot??
 
Old 04-01-2003, 04:04 PM   #2
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Download Mozilla from http://www.mozilla.org/ for Linux. Read the readme file, and you should be able to set it up for single user easy enough.
 
Old 04-01-2003, 04:09 PM   #3
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mozilla is not my issue I like netscape better . I used mozilla before and it was not as stable
 
Old 04-01-2003, 04:22 PM   #4
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Ok, as I understand you, you have somethings in Netscape that you wouldn't like to erase/mess up, right?

You can download the latest netscape installer from home.netscape.com , make sure it is the stand alone one. Now do not fear it is a tar.gz file, cause it actually contains the binaries necessary to install. Untar, install and surf away. Now if you have Java working, just download the latest java plugin for netscape 6 (it works on NS 7). It also comes with Flash player 5. If you have any mail/newsgroups/bookmarks from your original communicator, you can simply copy them to your /home/$USER/.nsmail directory to catch 'em up. Good luck upgrading. And remember, once everything is working you can uninstall (rpm -e netscape-communicator netscape-common plugger) your old installation.
 
Old 04-01-2003, 06:02 PM   #5
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I like netscape better
Well the plain truth is that Netscape 4 will never be updated again. Get over it. Hold a wake. It's dead now. You can either move on, or sit in browser obsolesence for the rest of your life.

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I used mozilla before and it was not as stable
It must have been a long time ago. Mozilla is in version 1.3 now and it's never crashed for me. It's probably time you try again.
 
  


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