"America Online, the Internet unit of media behemoth AOL Time
Warner Inc. said it plans to launch its new Netscape Web browser on
Thursday, marking its latest effort to challenge the dominance of
Microsoft Explorer as the standard tool for surfing the
"The software, which has been in user tests since May, promises
faster and easier navigation of the Web, although surveys show its
market share has been dwarfed by Microsoft Corp.
"Research firm WebSideStory issued a study that says that
Netscape's global usage share has dropped to 3.4 percent, compared
with 96 percent held by Microsoft Explorer, a turnaround from the
mid-1990s when Netscape was dominant..."