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Article Index

Page 1
Introduction &Overview
Sections 1: Rationale
Page 2
Upgrade v. Clean Install
Security & Privacy
Page 3
Security & Privacy
Page 4
Section 2: Tutorial
A: Downloading NS 6
Page 5
Downloading NS 6
Page 6
B: Installing Netscape 6.0
Page 7
Installing Netscape
Page 8
Installing Netscape
Page 9
Installing Netscape
Page 10
Installing Netscape
Page 11
Installing Netscape
Page 12
C: Configuring Preferences
Page 13
Configuring Preferences
Page 14
Configuring Preferences
Page 15
Configuring Preferences
Page 16
Configuring Preferences
Page 17
Configuring Preferences
Page 18
Configuring Preferences
Page 19
Configuring Preferences
Page 20
Wrapping Up & Starting Netscap
Page 21
Resources & Links

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C: Configuring Netscape 6 -- Preferences

When the Netscape 6 installation finishes, it auto-starts the Netscape 6 program. As Netscape 6 auto-starts for this first time, it tries to contact the Netscape NetCenter, establish a dialog with the NetCenter, and also open up the Netscape homepage in your Netscape 6 browser.

Because you have installed Netscape 6 off-line it is not able to contact the Netscape servers over the Internet. This now gives you the opportunity to configure your Netscape preferences, including privacy and security protection, before your new Netscape installation has a chance to contact the Netscape servers and pass any information about you, your computer, or your Netscape installation to Netscape -- or before the Netscape servers have a chance to place cookies on your hard drive.

Even if you choose to install Netscape 6 on-line, you still should go through the default preference settings tutorial here. In the Basic Configuration steps below, you will learn how to set the preferences that most impact privacy and security.

Basic Configuration Step 1:

After the installation is complete the Activation screen shown in Figure 9 pops up. It pops up because you are off-line and it cannot connect to the Netscape servers via the Internet.

Simply click on that Activation screen to move on. That brings up the Netscape 6 browser window as shown downsized in Figure 10.

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