[MD1] Netscape's "Gecko" Browsing Engine
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[MD1] Netscape's "Gecko" Browsing Engine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Donna Sokolsky, (650) 937-3858
sokolsky@netscape.com

NETSCAPE DELIVERS "GECKO" BROWSING ENGINE INCORPORATING ADVANCED
FEATURES FOR INTERNET BROWSING ANYWHERE

Small, Fast Browsing Engine For Virtually Any Application, Computing
Platform, Device Or Developer

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (December 7, 1998) -- Netscape Communications
Corporation (NASDAQ: NSCP) today delivered the first version of "Netscape
Gecko," its next-generation browsing engine, to thousands of Internet
developers. Netscape Gecko -- formally code-named "Raptor " reaches a new
milestone for browser technology in speed, smaller size and full standards
support. The revolutionary technology is designed to Internet-enable
virtually any application, operating system or device. Netscape Gecko is
the first software product from Netscape based on contributions from
mozilla.org, the organization chartered with managing Netscape's open
source initiative among thousands of Internet developers and Netscape.

"Today's delivery of the new Gecko browsing engine ushers in a new era of
'write once, browse anywhere' because content developers can now write once
to W3C standards, and their content is accessible from virtually any
application OS and device," said Bob Lisbonne, senior vice president of
client products at Netscape. "Gecko demonstrates Netscape's continuing role
as the preeminent Internet technology innovator."

At the heart of future versions of Netscape Navigator and Netscape
Communicator, the Gecko browsing engine offers consumers and developers
several next-generation key benefits including:

Size: Netscape Gecko's browsing engine is smaller than 1.4 megabytes,
bringing the promise of the Internet to a variety of smaller consumer
devices that previously did not have the capacity to run a full-featured
browser. Gecko fits on a single floppy disk.

Speed: The new Gecko engine is several times faster than previous
versions of Internet browsing software.

Standards: Because Gecko is the first and only browser technology to
fully implement the latest W3C standards, it enables developers to build
rich, dynamic Web pages and Web-based applications that look and run as
intended across a variety of platforms and devices. This saves developers
time and money while allowing them to deliver state-of-the-art content.
Gecko features full support for open Internet standards such as CSS, HTML4,
DOM1, RDF and XML. In addition to supporting these standards in the layout
engine, a component of Gecko enables the user interface of applications to
be built using these standards.

Source: Gecko represents the first software release from Netscape and
mozilla.org's open source initiative. By harnessing the talent of thousands
of developers worldwide, mozilla.org has accelerated Internet software
development even beyond Internet time. Additionally, independent software
developers corporate Information Technology departments will now have
complete access to the modular source code and freedom to freely license
the source, make changes and build customized versions to accommodate their
individual needs.

The Gecko engine was created to enable Internet browsing anywhere by
delivering the power of the Internet to:

Virtually Any Application: Through Gecko, PC applications such as instant
messaging and chat software, email and finance and gaming software can
integrate Internet browsing. The same Gecko engine will also be at the
heart of major new releases of Netscape Navigator and Netscape
Communicator.

Virtually Any Operating System: Because it is cross-platform, the Gecko
browsing engine will be able to run on multiple computing systems. Gecko
will initially be available on Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, and will be
easily portable to many additional operating systems.

Virtually Any Device: Gecko is designed to power numerous consumer
devices including handheld phones, PDAs, fax machines and TV set top boxes.
Through Gecko, access to the Web can become even more pervasive than it is
today. Gecko can allow consumers to access stock quotes and make trades
while on the go, or shop for the holidays all from the comfort of their
living room using their favorite device.

Virtually Any Developer: Any software developer will have free access to
Gecko's source code. This enables any developer to make customizations to
Gecko, giving them maximum flexibility. The source code is available for
download at http://www.mozilla.org.

The developer preview of Netscape's Gecko browsing engine was made
available today. Developers everywhere will be able to download and try the
Gecko browsing engine at http://developer.netscape.com. The final version
of Netscape Gecko is expected to be available during the first half of
1999.

Netscape Communications Corporation is a leading provider of software and
services for businesses that want to transform the way they create and keep
customers in the emerging Net Economy. The company offers a full line of
enterprise software solutions, professional services, and a leading
Internet portal to help companies build, buy or outsource Internet
applications that drive revenue growth, build customer loyalty, and create
new levels of business efficiency. Traded on NASDAQ under the symbol NSCP,
Netscape Communications Corporation is based in Mountain View, California.

 
AAPL
$103.30
Apple Inc.
+0.80
MSFT
$45.09
Microsoft Corpora
-0.34
GOOG
$577.33
Google Inc.
+5.73

MacTech Search:
Community Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

TextSoap 7.4.0 - Flexible text editing u...
TextSoap is for people who work with text. TextSoap effortlessly cleans up text from endlessly different formats. Wash away unwanted characters, spaces, tabs. Fix paragraphs with hard returns at the... Read more
NetShade 6.0.2 - Browse privately using...
NetShade is an Internet security tool that conceals your IP address on the web. NetShade routes your Web connection through either a public anonymous proxy server, or one of NetShade's own dedicated... Read more
Mac DVDRipper Pro 5.0 - Copy, backup, an...
Mac DVDRipper Pro is the DVD backup solution that lets you protect your DVDs from scratches, save your batteries by reading your movies from your hard disk, manage your collection with just a few... Read more
pwSafe 3.1 - Secure password management...
pwSafe provides simple and secure password management across devices and computers. pwSafe uses iCloud to keep your password databases backed-up and synced between Macs and iOS devices. It is... Read more
StatsBar 1.8 - Monitor system processes...
StatsBar gives you a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the following areas of your Mac: CPU usage Memory usage Disk usage Network and bandwidth usage Battery power and health (MacBooks only)... Read more
Path Finder 6.5.5 - Powerful, award-winn...
Path Finder is a file browser that combines the familiar Finder interface with the powerful utilities and innovative features. Just a small selection of the Path Finder 6 feature set: Dual pane... Read more
QuarkXPress 10.2.1 - Desktop publishing...
With QuarkXPress, you can communicate in all the ways you need to -- and always look professional -- in print and digital media, all in a single tool. Features include: Easy to Use -- QuarkXPress is... Read more
Skype 6.19.0.450 - Voice-over-internet p...
Skype allows you to talk to friends, family and co-workers across the Internet without the inconvenience of long distance telephone charges. Using peer-to-peer data transmission technology, Skype... Read more
Capo 3.1.2 - Slow down and learn to play...
Capo lets you slow down your favorite songs so you can hear the notes and learn how they are played. With Capo, you can quickly tab out your songs atop a highly-detailed OpenCL-powered spectrogram... Read more
VueScan 9.4.41 - Scanner software with a...
VueScan is a scanning program that works with most high-quality flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. VueScan is easy to use, and has... Read more

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

Modern Combat 5 Gets a Major Multiplayer...
Modern Combat 5 Gets a Major Multiplayer Update Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 2nd, 2014 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
Alien Creeps TD Review
Alien Creeps TD Review By Jennifer Allen on September 2nd, 2014 Our Rating: :: EXPENSIVE DEFENSESUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Alien Creeps TD would be a fun if unremarkable Tower Defense game, but its heavy focus on... | Read more »
The Journey Down: Chapter Two Review
The Journey Down: Chapter Two Review By Jennifer Allen on September 2nd, 2014 Our Rating: :: DARK YET ENTICINGUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad It’s a little dark, in every sense of the word, but The Journey Down:... | Read more »
Function Space, a Social Network App for...
Function Space, a Social Network App for Science, Launches on iOS Posted by Ellis Spice on September 2nd, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
Stupidfast – How Taylor Martinez Switche...
How do you make an Endless Running game more than just another Endless Running game? By adding real life prizes to it, of course! That’s the thinking behind StupidFast: a game designed for football enthusiasts, and the brainchild of former college... | Read more »
Little Raiders: Robin’s Revenge Review
Little Raiders: Robin’s Revenge Review By Jennifer Allen on September 2nd, 2014 Our Rating: :: CASUAL RAIDINGUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Combining simple combat with village building is a potent combination for... | Read more »
Treasure Tombs: Ra Deal Coming from Bulk...
Treasure Tombs: Ra Deal Coming from Bulkypix and Dark Tonic This Fall Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 2nd, 2014 [ permalink ] Dark Tonic and | Read more »
Pirate Bash Review
Pirate Bash Review By Nadia Oxford on September 2nd, 2014 Our Rating: :: BAD PIRATES, GOOD TIMESUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Pirate Bash’s turn-based battles add an intriguing twist to a typical physics game.   | Read more »
Tiny Tower Vegas Review
Tiny Tower Vegas Review By Jennifer Allen on September 2nd, 2014 Our Rating: :: STEADY DEVELOPMENTUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Build a huge tower again but Vegas-style in Tiny Tower Vegas.   | Read more »
The Manhattan Project Review
The Manhattan Project Review By Andrew Fisher on September 2nd, 2014 Our Rating: :: ROCKET SCIENCEUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad The Manhattan Project offers a great Euro-style gameplay experience, but it is totally... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Apple Cuts iPad mini Prices; Non-apple Vendor...
Digitimes’ Max Wang and Joseph Tsai report that Apple is cooperating with US-based retailers including Best Buy and Amazon to cut iPad mini prices, and that channel retailers believe other brand... Read more
Apple refurbished iPads available for up to $...
Apple is offering Certified Refurbished iPad Airs for up to $140 off MSRP. Apple’s one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is free. Stock tends to come and go with some of these... Read more
Are We Now In The Post-Post-PC Era?
A longtime and thoroughgoing laptop aficionado, I was more than a little dismayed by Steve Jobs’s declaration back in 2010 when he sprang the iPad on an unsuspecting world. that we’d entered a “post-... Read more
PC Outlook Improves, But 2014 Shipments Still...
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker, worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by -3.7 percent in 2014. To hat’s actually an improvement from the... Read more
IDC Lowers Tablet Sales Projections for 2014...
Following a second consecutive quarter of softer than expected demand, International Data Corporation (IDC) has lowered its worldwide tablet plus 2-in-1 forecast for 2014 to 233.1 million units. The... Read more
Apple now offering refurbished 21-inch 1.4GHz...
The Apple Store is now offering Apple Certified Refurbished 21″ 1.4GHz iMacs for $929 including free shipping plus Apple’s standard one-year warranty. Their price is $170 off the cost of new models,... Read more
Save $50 on the 2.5GHz Mac mini, on sale for...
B&H Photo has the 2.5GHz Mac mini on sale for $549.99 including free shipping. That’s $50 off MSRP, and B&H will also include a free copy of Parallels Desktop software. NY sales tax only. Read more
Save up to $300 on an iMac with Apple refurbi...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished iMacs available for up to $300 off the cost of new models. Apple’s one-year warranty is standard, and shipping is free. These are the best prices on... Read more
The Rise of Phablets
Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group, a businesses and technology consulting firm focused solely on the financial services industry, has released an infographic depicting the convergence of... Read more
Bad Driver Database App Allows Good Drivers t...
Bad Driver Database 1.4 by Facile Group is a new iOS and Android app that lets users instantly input and see how many times a careless, reckless or just plain stupid driver has been added to the... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
Senior Event Manager, *Apple* Retail Market...
…This senior level position is responsible for leading and imagining the Apple Retail Team's global event strategy. Delivering an overarching brand story; in-store, Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.