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ComputerWorld: Users Losing Faith In Netscape Browser

Jul 14, 1999, 00:50 (34 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carol Sliwa)

"Uncertainty over the future development of Netscape Communications Corp.'s Navigator browser is causing concern among corporate users -- and prompting some to switch to Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer.

More than 15 months ago, Netscape released its Navigator source code... But there's still no shipping version of Navigator 5.0."

"...Netscape hasn't given... any clear direction about just when that browser will ship, due in part to the variety of problems that have dogged its Mozilla.org open-source effort. That includes a failure to attract a solid community of developers outside Netscape to work on it.

Netscape's Mitchell Baker, who oversees Mozilla.org, said the project is now going well and the situation has improved."

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