"Microsoft's Internet Explorer is widely considered the victor
in the once-heated Web browser war, but Netscape over the years has
secured a large pool of users furiously loyal to the 4.x and
earlier browser versions. But America Online's Netscape may have
taken a serious misstep with the release of it latest browser,
"The new browser officially hit the market in mid-November after
several preview release versions were made available to users.
Netscape 6 was in development for more than two years, resulting in
a long dry spell between product launches for the Netscape division
"Many users, turned critics, have reported that the product
seems unfinished and the company would have better served users by
waiting for the completion of the open-source Mozilla browser, set
to be released in early 2001."
"User complaints about Netscape 6 vary from lack of stability,
to performance drags caused by new customizable "skins", to the
lack of business-oriented functions."
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