Netscape prototype browser more secure, says analyst

Wednesday, 8 December 2004, 8:41 AM EST

AOL has unveiled a prototype of its revived Netscape browser without half the hype that Mozilla programs like Firefox and Thunderbird have been fetching. However, a new Netscape browser could make a big splash post-beta testing thanks to some cross functionality and security features, according to analysts.

Based on the wildly popular open-source Firefox 0.9.3, the Netscape prototype unveiled last week is testing several new features, including support for switching to Microsoft's IE engine. That means no trouble viewing Web sites designed for IE compatibility.

By Jennifer LeClaire at the E-Commerce Times.

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