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BW: America Online Launches Next-generation Netscape 6 Browser

Apr 05, 2000, 15:40 (0 Talkback[s])

"America Online, Inc., the world's leading interactive services company, today announced Preview Release 1 of its next- generation Netscape 6 browser. In addition, AOL and Gateway, the leading seller of consumer PCs by revenue, introduced a family of specialized Internet appliances featuring "Instant AOL" to advance the AOL Anywhere strategy. Both Netscape 6 and the new Internet appliances are powered by Netscape's Gecko browser engine technology."

"Steve Case, America Online's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, announced in his keynote address to Spring Internet World 2000 today:

"-- Preview Release 1 of the Netscape 6 Internet browser and communications software suite, powered by Gecko technology, that will enable Web browsing and Internet communications across multiple platforms and devices."

"-- The AOL Gateway family of specialized Internet appliances featuring "Instant AOL" -- which automatically will launch the service as soon as the device is switched on -- include a countertop appliance, wireless Web pad and desktop appliance, a simplified, lower-cost alternative to the PC. All three devices are powered by Gecko and the open source LINUX operating system."

"-- Full support by Netscape 6 and Gecko for state-of-the-art, open source standards -- including XML -- that enable Web developers to create powerful Internet-based applications to enrich the interactive experience for consumers and businesses."

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