Software update day: Netscape, Camino, NetNewsWire, Movable Type
Yesterday (June 5, 2007) saw the release of several major updates to Web related software that I use either on a daily basis or for testing purposes. I doubt the various vendors planned to release on the same day, but I just kept downloading as I discovered the new releases one by one:
- Netscape Navigator 9. Yes, it’s still alive! This is the first version of Netscape in years that actually looks usable. When you first run it, it asks if you want to import bookmarks, passwords, and other settings from another browser, which worked fine for me. Netscape Navigator 9 is based on Firefox 2, and can use extensions that are compatible with Firefox 2. I kinda like this browser.
- Camino 1.5. The Macified Firefox. Finally keyboard navigation is enabled by default and can be enabled or disabled in the control panel. Other news include spell checking, session saving, RSS feed detection, improved pop-up and ad blocking, and better tabs. Camino 1.5 is also based on the same rendering engine as Firefox 2. Nice!
- NetNewsWire 3. My favourite RSS Reader just got even better. New features include desktop integration, performance improvements, microformats detection, and a new look.
- Movable Type 4 Beta. The software I use to run my blogs is going open source! I haven’t had time to install and try the MT4 Beta yet, so I can’t say if or when I’ll be upgrading, but like Jonathan Snook I will take A Closer Look at Movable Type 4 beta. And before anyone tells me to switch to Wordpress or Textpattern or whatever: I have tried them and prefer Movable Type. Even the ancient version I am using.
Start downloading :-).