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Netscape Unveils Netscape Navigator 1.1

Magazine article Information Today

Netscape Unveils Netscape Navigator 1.1

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Netscape Communications Corp. has announced the release of Netscape Navigator 1.1, a significantly enhanced version of its popular Internet network navigator. The beta version of Netscape Navigator 1.1 is available immediately for downloading for educational and non-profit use and for evaluation by commercial users.

Netscape Navigator 1.1 includes sophisticated new features such as the Netscape Client Application Programming Interface (NCAPI) for easy integration with third party applications, advanced layout capabilities for more visually compelling pages, dynamic document updating for changing information and enhanced security features.

According to Marc Andreesen, vice president of technology, Netscape Navigator 1.1 is more than an update to the original. "Our first version of Netscape Navigator captured the attention of users through its ease of use, integrated security and smooth performance over modem lines. By incorporating advanced features and unparalleled flexibility, Netscape Navigator 1.1 dramatically expands the online universe and lets users experience the next level in media-rich communications and commerce on the Net."

The 1.1 version of Netscape navigator, now available on the Internet, is a public beta version, enabling users to provide feedback on the software's features and functionality across a wide range of computing platforms. As with the 1.0 release, Netscape will place the final version of Netscape Navigator 1.1 - due out this month - on the Internet for free downloading by students and staff in education and non-profit organizations, and for free evaluation by individuals and commercial organizations.

Available for all popular desktop environments, Netscape Navigator is a commercial point-and-click navigator for the Internet. It is optimized to run smoothly over 14.4 kilobit/second modems as well as higher bandwidth lines. Netscape Navigator provides a common feature set and graphical user interface across computers running the Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, or X Window System operating environments. The 1.1 release adds support for two now emerging platforms: 32-bit MS Windows (WindowsNT and Windows95) and Macintosh PowerPC platforms.

Netscape Navigator 1.1's new capabilities include:

* Advanced layout capabilities using HTM 3. …

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