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CNET News.com: Netscape updating current browser while new version lags

Netscape Communications will shortly release a new and
improved version of Communicator, but it promises to be a big
disappointment for fans anxiously awaiting the long-promised fifth
generation of the Web browser….

“Since missing a summer deadline for Communicator 5.0, Netscape
has seen Communicator 4.7 continue to lose market share to
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser, whose trial of version 5.5
was released earlier this month at the Microsoft Download
Center.”

“To catch up with Microsoft, Netscape is rebuilding the product
from the ground up, replacing its legacy software with a leaner,
more standards-compliant architecture composed of separable
components that developers can use more easily with their
applications.”


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