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InternetWeek: Netscape Preps 6.0 Browser

Mar 28, 2000, 20:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The new browser may appeal more to developers and ISVs, making it a more viable alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer in some business applications, analysts said. The browser's component-based Gecko HTML rendering engine makes it easier for developers to build applications or customized versions of the browser, an IE attribute. Gecko also is designed for use in alternative browsing devices, such as set-top boxes."

"Although most of the standards Netscape is supporting aren't yet in widespread use, analysts said Netscape's emphasis on standards may push Microsoft to do the same, making it easier for developers to build applications that run on multiple platforms and on both browsers."

"Netscape 6.0 will run on Windows, Linux and the Macintosh OS. Plans are under way to port it to Solaris and HP-UX, the company said."

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