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Upside: Netscape unveils powerful browser

Apr 06, 2000, 21:42 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adam Feuerstein)

"We believe that Netscape 6 puts the company back on the Internet's cutting edge," says Jim Martin, senior vice president and general manager at Netscape, delivering the first major news announcement to come out of the company since its purchase by AOL."

"The heart of Netscape 6 is Gecko, an open-source technology that gives the browser unprecedented speed and flexibility. The browser is about half the size of previous Netscape versions, allowing it to be downloaded faster. Web pages, graphics and tables are also displayed much more quickly."

"Gecko is the end result of the Mozilla project, Netscape's decision in January 1998 to share the source code for its Web browser with outside developers."

"In a quick demo of Netscape 6's features, company executives tried to drive home the point that it, not Microsoft's Internet Explorer, was taking the lead in browsing technology."

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