Netscape ONE

CobraBoy (
Mon, 29 Jul 1996 07:52:09 -0700

NEW YORK (CNNfn) -- In an apparent bid to beat
Microsoft Corp. in the emerging intranet market, Netscape Communications
Corp. began offering free copies Monday of its new Netscape ONE
software-development tools.

"Netscape ONE unifies into a single platform the standards of the
Internet, such as HTTP, HTML, LDAP and Java, and a tool chest of open,
cross-platform software and technologies for creating rich, distributed
applications on the Internet and intranets," the company said in a

Netscape said it planned to offer free copies of the product to

The company apparently hopes the giveaway will prompt programmers to
write Internet and intranet applications compatible with a wide variety
of computer systems, rather than just industry leader Microsoft Windows.
Netscape One's technical standards, called "Corba," apparently aim to
directly compete with a proposed Microsoft standard called ActiveX.

In a related move Monday, Netscape unveiled JavaScript Version 1.1, an
enhanced version of the company's Java-based scripting language.



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