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Upside: Mozilla Maturity

Dec 29, 1999, 16:05 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Tate)

"While Microsoft's (MSFT) low-margin Windows line is losing ground to GNU/Linux-based operating systems, its browser may too face a challenge from an open-source rival: Mozilla. A band of Mozilla programmers released the "M12 build" on Thursday, a pre-alpha version of their browser, which boasts a fast, standards-compliant page rendering feature and an instant-messaging client based on the ubiquitous Internet Relay Chat protocol. AOL's (AOL) Netscape, which helped fund work on Mozilla, is also folding the guts of the Mozilla browser (sans the non-AOL instant messenger) into its own Communicator product, the forthcoming version 5.0."

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