"Netscape Communications inched forward this week in its effort
to catch up to Microsoft with the second preview release of its Web
browser, mimicking some of its competitors' tricks and serving a
few of its own."
"The latest release brings Netscape a step closer to
technological parity with Microsoft, which released its own version
5 browser 17 months ago. Netscape, currently marketing its 4.74
version, encountered repeated delays after opting to rebuild the
browser from scratch through the open-source group
"Having seen Netscape's once dominant market share steadily
eroded by Microsoft, some question whether the latest releases are
too little, too late. Mozilla, which has long enjoyed the
near-unanimous backing of the Web standards community for its
commitment to producing a standards-compliant browser, has seen
some support crumble in recent weeks because of continued
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