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Internet Product Watch: Netscape 6: Based On The Open Source Gecko Engine

Apr 05, 2000, 16:56 (0 Talkback[s])

"The preview release of Netscape's long awaited new browser is available as a free download today from the Netscape site. The preview release is immediately available in Windows, Mac, and Linux flavors."

"Based on the open-source "Gecko" browser engine, the new browser boasts improved performance in a lighter (5.5mb - half the size of Navigator 4.8) download. Additionally, the new browser also claims full standards compliance with multiple Internet protocols, including XML, HTML 4, CSS1, and W3C DOM Level 0 and 1."

"Among the new features are a new "sidebar" browser companion tool, providing users with a custom place to store common features and functions. Once stored, items appearing in the sidebar, which can include news or stock information, are updated automatically as long as the user remains online. Individual sites provide custom "tabs" for the sidebar; with companies such as CNN, eBay and NYTIMES.COM providing pre-configured tab selections. Individual sites can also add their own tabs for linking in the sidebar."

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