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CNET News.com: Did Netscape jump the gun with new browser?

Nov 30, 2000, 20:57 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Festa)

"Long heckled for being late to market with its new browser, Netscape Communications is now the target of critics who say the company jumped the gun in releasing the browser this month."

"Netscape fans breathed a sigh of relief two weeks ago with the official launch of Netscape's first major browser release in more than two years. The browser's 32-month gestation, marked by regularly revised due dates, gave what many saw as a critical advantage to rival Microsoft in establishing its dominance of the browser market."

"But some supporters say problems with the release indicate that Netscape should have waited until its open-source group, Mozilla.org, released its own version 1.0 browser, which isn't due for another five months."

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