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CNET Netscape updating current browser while new version lags

Dec 31, 1999, 16:26 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Evan Hansen)

"Netscape Communications will shortly release a new and improved version of Communicator, but it promises to be a big disappointment for fans anxiously awaiting the long-promised fifth generation of the Web browser...."

"Since missing a summer deadline for Communicator 5.0, Netscape has seen Communicator 4.7 continue to lose market share to Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser, whose trial of version 5.5 was released earlier this month at the Microsoft Download Center."

"To catch up with Microsoft, Netscape is rebuilding the product from the ground up, replacing its legacy software with a leaner, more standards-compliant architecture composed of separable components that developers can use more easily with their applications."

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