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CNET News.com: Netscape plays catch-up with latest browser

Aug 10, 2000, 00:01 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Festa)

"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 Mozilla.org...."

"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 delays."

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