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CNET News.com: Mozilla releases preview of Web browser

Dec 24, 1999, 01:12 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Festa)

"Struggling to close the gap in its war with Microsoft, Mozilla.org has released a preview of its first full-featured Web browser...."

"It's not definitively an alpha," said Mitchell Baker, whose title is "chief lizard wrangler" for Mozilla.org. "Alpha means a lot of things to a lot of people. Our goal in putting out an alpha is to label it as something that someone can use regularly for their browser and mail client...."

"Differences between the Mozilla browser and the one that Netscape will ultimately ship are already apparent. Mozilla's, for instance, features an instant messaging client that ostensibly would compete with AOL's market-leading AOL Instant Messenger. And Saito promised instant messaging innovations from Netscape in version 5.0, though he declined to discuss them."

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