October 4, 2005 |
America Online has inked a deal to distribute its Netscape Web browser with Hewlett-Packard Co. personal computers sold in the United States and Canada starting early next year. It is the first PC distribution deal for an alternative browser since Microsoft Corp. won the "browser wars" of the late 1990s. Under the agreement, Netscape will be preinstalled on all new HP and Compaq brand consumer PCs.
May 19, 2005 |
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Seven years after it was surpassed by Microsoft Corp.'s Web browser, industry pioneer Netscape is coming out with a version based in part on Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Netscape 8.0, set to be released today, uses the core technology in the upstart Firefox browser to display some Web pages and shows others using a version of Internet Explorer.
May 30, 2003 |
Microsoft Corp. will pay AOL Time Warner Inc. $750 million to settle an antitrust lawsuit alleging that the software giant unfairly crushed AOL's Netscape Web browser. In the settlement deal announced Thursday, the rivals also agreed to collaborate on digital media initiatives to thwart piracy, an important move as the Internet gains currency as an entertainment medium piping music and movies into homes.
June 3, 2002 |
Long after Microsoft's Internet Explorer won the browser wars, AOL's Netscape Communications division is launching another volley in its battle to stay relevant. Netscape 7, now available for downloading as a preview release, is more defensive than offensive: It fixes the bugs and improves on the speed of its predecessor while adding features others already have. That's not to say that Netscape has nothing new to offer.
February 27, 2002 |
Former Netscape Communications Corp. Chief Executive James Barksdale, a key witness in next month's Microsoft antitrust trial, will testify that if the software giant's proposed settlement with the Justice Department had been in place six years ago, Netscape might never have been formed. As the lead-off witness in the Justice Department's first trial against the software giant in 1998, Barksdale won points with his folksy language.
August 8, 2000 |
Security experts warned Internet users about a security hole in Netscape's Web browser that has infected almost 1,000 computers. Once a computer is infected, a hacker can click through the victim's computer and see, run and delete files on the target computer. The method has been making the rounds of computer security mailing lists and bulletin boards over the weekend. Netscape said it was working to find a speedy remedy to the problem.