Compare Netscape Navigator vs. Firefox

Intro

Side-by-side comparison. View a complete list of features for both products. Netscape Navigator and Firefox were reviewed, scored and ranked. This table contains a complete comparison. The result is that Firefox is better. See the differences below.
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Ranking
BETTER
Firefox
Netscape Navigator
Score
  • Overall
  • Speed
  • Memory Usage
  • Security
  • Modern Standards
  • Features
6.97
4.42
4.40
2.83
3.92
9.79
10
6.67
8.94
0.36
9.55
7.27
Speed
Startup Time (cold)
3.76
8.41
Startup Time (warm)
1.87
3.85
Page Load Time 1 (non cached)
2.16
3.28
Page Load Time 2 (non cached)
6.12
9.37
Page Load Time (refresh)
2.84
3.65
Omnibox Search
24.96
18
Memory Usage
Memory Usage (blank tab)
75
24
Memory Usage (10 open tabs)
330
157
Security
Pop-up Blocker
Anti-Virus
Anti-Phishing
Clear History
Private Browsing
Parental Controls
Modern Standards
HTML5 Compliance
457
37
CSS3 Compliance
54
0
Features
Tabbed Browsing
Bookmarks
Save Tabs
Autofill
Spell Check
Download Manager
Remember Passwords
Extensions
Themes or Skins
Mouse Gestures
Customize Fonts
Zoom
Full Screen
Synchronization
One Click Reset
Automatic Updates
Omnibox
Manage Search Engines
Search on Page
Search Box
Manual Proxy
Open Source
Help & Support
Online Knowledgebase
Help Manual
Tutorials
User Forum
Email Support
Supported Platforms
Windows
Mac OS
iOS
Android
Linux