Techwatch: Apr. 15, 1996


NETSCAPE ESCALATED ITS BATTLE WITH Microsoft for the soul (and wallet) of the Internet last week by quietly offering Web surfers a preview of a superbrowser, code-named Atlas. The program is designed to compete with Microsoft's Explorer, which Net users have labeled slow and short on appealing features. Though downloading Atlas was rough going (more than an hour on a 14.4 modem), patient users were treated to a program stuffed with new applications, part of Netscape's plan to outdazzle and outperform Microsoft. Below, a look inside Atlas, available at

Cool Talk Atlas includes an Internet...

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