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CNET News.com: Rival browser releases to challenge Netscape 6

Dec 06, 2000, 21:53 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Festa)

"As Netscape Communications weathers heavy criticism that it released its latest browser prematurely, competition is heating up."

"Both Opera Software, a Norwegian browser maker, and NeoPlanet, a contributor to Netscape's Mozilla open-source development group, are making aggressive moves just as many see America Online subsidiary Netscape in a newly vulnerable position."

"NeoPlanet chief executive Drew Cohen said Wednesday that his company plans to release a Mozilla-based browser in February that will compete with Netscape's newest browser, which was also built on Mozilla code."

"Cohen drew a sharp competitive line between the two products, calling the recent release of Netscape 6 "premature" and raising concerns that such a release could give Mozilla "a bad name."

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