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Netscape Founder to Launch New Browser

Gordon Kelly


Netscape Founder to Launch New Browser

This town just ain't big enough for the both of us. That pretty much sums up the decline of Netscape to Internet Explorer in the 90s, but the browser market is a very different place these days and its founder is ready to try again...

Marc Andreesen is behind start-up 'RockMelt' and he claims it will do away with much of the supposed deadwood in current browser make-ups. He criticises the incremental update nature of browsers and claims they have not kept up with the ever more complex evolution of the Internet.

"There are all kinds of things that you would do differently if you are building a browser from scratch," Andreessen told the New York Times.

That said, is seems RockMelt is very reluctant to discuss its answer as yet. "We are at very early stages of development," said RockMelt co-founder Eric Vishria. "Talking about it at this stage is not useful."

Neither it seems is putting a timeframe on RockMelt's development, so at this stage we know little other than what the logo will be. Still, Netscape once had a 90 per cent share of the browser market so call us romantic idealists but we'd rather like to see a glorious comeback...



via NYT

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