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.

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November 30, 2004 06:00 PM | Posted in Mozilla


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Good God. Didn't anyone up there read this:

Comment by Alex Vincent at November 30, 2004 08:23 PM | Permalink

Why 0.9.3 and not 0.10? I guess they're suffering from version-number-with-letters-affixed-hence-not-a-milestone syndrome.

Site icon Comment by Greg K Nicholson at December 1, 2004 07:19 PM | Permalink

Where can I download the preview from?

Site icon Comment by Harveer at December 2, 2004 12:29 PM | Permalink

gemal.dk - Netscape Browser Screenshots

Site icon TrackBack from Netscape Merges Firefox, IE at January 19, 2005 03:52 AM | Permalink

From: gemal's psyched site


Site icon TrackBack 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

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