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Beonex Communicator

Beonex Communicator is Mozilla polished for end users. It contains Navigator, Mailnews, Composer, and ChatZilla. Navigator has support for key web standards and a convenient interface. For example, it eases searching the Internet, similar to Apple's Sherlock on Macintosh. The Bookmark Manager can deal with huge collections of bookmarks and allows you to overview and sort them while you are surfing. If you want, you can track the latest headlines or webcams using the Sidebar. The Mailnews client supports multiple IMAP, POP3 and/or news accounts for each user, so you can download and manage all your email from various accounts in one place and store them on your computer or the server. Beonex puts a strong emphasis on security, privacy, and netiquette, to protect the private or confidential information on your computer and to encourage fairness.

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  •  06 Jun 2002 03:33

    Release Notes: This release is based on Mozilla 1.0.

    •  11 May 2002 19:47

      Release Notes: This version has been updated to the Mozilla 1.0 branch. Some of the many improvements inherited from Mozilla include tabbed browsing and a link toolbar. In Navigator, referrer suppression is now more compatible, and forced session cookies are supported. A simple HTML mode was added to the mail/news component.

      •  06 Aug 2001 13:10

        Release Notes: This is the first release candidate for 0.7.

        •  06 Dec 2000 16:33

          Release Notes: This is the first pre-release (or "beta") version of Beonex Communicator. Apart from the special features, it is based on the exact same source code as Netscape 6.0.

          Recent comments

          30 Sep 2004 03:49 hstenstrom

          Re: Beonex name


          > > It wouldn't surprise me if

          > > Communicator was registered as a

          > > trademark by Netscape (I haven't

          > checked).

          >

          > Well, I did check with them, and they

          > said it isn't. Compare Nokia

          > Communicator.

          >

          > > Why not use a more generic term, like

          > > Beonex Internet Explorer?

          >

          > "Internet Explorer" is pretty sure to be

          > a trademark (in contrast to "Explorer"

          > alone, which isn't, at least per German

          > court rulings).

          No, it isn't. It was once, but an american court has decided that it's a generic term. That's why e.g. Microsoft can use it for their browser. So can you. Never will you see in a Microsoft advert, that Internet Explorer is a trademark.

          29 Sep 2004 07:45 beonex

          Beonex name
          > It wouldn't surprise me if

          > Communicator was registered as a

          > trademark by Netscape (I haven't checked).


          Well, I did check with them, and they said it isn't. Compare Nokia Communicator.


          > Why not use a more generic term, like

          > Beonex Internet Explorer?


          "Internet Explorer" is pretty sure to be a trademark (in contrast to "Explorer" alone, which isn't, at least per German court rulings).

          29 Sep 2004 07:38 hstenstrom

          Re: Mozilla with a different name?


          >

          > % Can someone tell me what's different

          > % between this package and straight up

          > % Mozilla?

          >

          >

          > See the Beonex vs. Mozilla page.

          I think there is a risk that Beonex Communicator is confused with Netscape Communicator. It wouldn't surprise me if Communicator was registered as a trademark by Netscape (I haven't checked).

          Why not use a more generic term, like Beonex Internet Explorer?

          23 Jul 2002 10:08 beonex

          Re: Mozilla with a different name?

          > nor did I do structured tests


          Actually, I did, about a year ago. See the gory details at the -O2-bug (http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=53486).

          23 Jul 2002 09:34 beonex

          Re: Mozilla with a different name?

          > The fact that mozilla site says their
          > browser is for testing only, does not
          > make any recompile automatically "more
          > polished".


          "Polish" means "lots of minor tweaks, each on their own too small to mention, but significant in the sum". And Beonex *is* more polished compared to Mozilla.


          > This is the only actual info I found: [...]
          > Well, this does not seem like much ...


          You completely missed the point. It's not so much about the code difference, but the purpose. Please read the beginning of the doc again.


          %Running Beonex and mozilla side by side I don't really see
          > a difference on my Celeron 400.


          Beonex Communicator Linux is being compiled with a much better compiler and better flags than the mozilla.org builds. Many people have reported that Beonex Communicator is faster. I don't use mozilla.org's builds myself, nor did I do structured tests, so I have no experience on my own.

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