Outsourced Netscape Merges Firefox, IE
AOL will today unveil a prototype of its revived Netscape Browser, which serves as a test bed for several new features. The new Netscape is based on Firefox, but with a twist - it includes support for switching to Microsoft's IE engine. BetaNews has also learned that Netscape's development was not done in-house by AOL, but rather outsourced to Canadian software firm Mercurial Communications.
The Netscape prototype is built upon Mozilla Firefox 0.9.3, which means it utilizes the same user interface toolkit and Gecko browser engine. The browser's theme has been redone to match Netscape's traditional green style and, as expected, customized Netscape-specific extensions have been added to the toolbar offering weather and news headlines.
Good God. Didn't anyone up there read this:
Why 0.9.3 and not 0.10? I guess they're suffering from version-number-with-letters-affixed-hence-not-a-milestone syndrome.Comment by Greg K Nicholson at December 1, 2004 07:19 PM | Permalink
From: gemal's psyched siteTrackBack from Netscape Merges Firefox, IE at February 11, 2005 01:55 AM | Permalink
so it is based on firefox, but it's different application? what's the difference between those two?Comment by young at February 15, 2005 04:58 PM | Permalink