Netscape 4.x SUCKS!
The font rendering is a joke. I can't even read some sites because the type is too small. And, no, adjusting the font scaling properties under preferences doesn't help (usually).
Downloads. Don't even get me started on downloads. I don't know how many times it *thinks* it's finished, only to discover that it hasn't downloaded the entire file. I've had to download several files two or three times to finally *get it all*.
Crashing. You know, for all the whining, IE is a helluva lot more stable than Netscape 4.x, *period*. I can count the number of times IE has crashed on me on one hand (ok, maybe two). Netscape 4.x would require hands, toes, and maybe a few other appendages.
Look and feel. IE is better. End of discussion. Most of the "I don't like the UI for IE" stems from the "I hate everything MS makes" crowd. Netscape 4.x is ugly.
Anyway, I'm going to try the Netscape 7 package again, which I actually downloaded via links on our Linux box and I'm now copying over because I couldn't get my own Netscape to download the whole file.
Miserable piece of crap.