AOL (Netscape) Tosses Hat Back In Browser Ring

From The Standard (I still love being able to say that, even if the site is only running IDG newsservice stuff): America Online Inc. (AOL) on Tuesday released a preview version of a new Netscape Web browser that is based on the open-source Firefox Web browser, but also supports Microsoft…

netscapeFrom The Standard (I still love being able to say that, even if the site is only running IDG newsservice stuff):

America Online Inc. (AOL) on Tuesday released a preview version of a new Netscape Web browser that is based on the open-source Firefox Web browser, but also supports Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer (IE) browser engine. IE is part of Windows and is used by the great majority of Web users. Many Web sites have been designed specifically to work with the Microsoft browser and may not work correctly in browsers using other engines, including the Gecko engine in Firefox.

Author: John Battelle

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3 thoughts on “AOL (Netscape) Tosses Hat Back In Browser Ring”

  1. This is a very useful tool for webmasters. As an added bonus, if you default to the IE rendering engine the Google Desktop Search client will grab your browsing history. As a detractor, you can’t change the ugly and counter-intuitive theme.

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