Techwatch: Oct. 6, 1997

THE GREAT BROWSER BRAWL, ROUND 4.0

In the short history of the Web, August and September have been big months for browsers. Like car companies, Microsoft and Netscape use the early fall to roll out their latest creations. This year is no exception. Netscape unveiled a souped-up version of Communicator 4.0 in late August, and Microsoft will unwrap Explorer 4.0 this week. Both programs are jammed with features, most of which have the effect of making the Web more like TV. Each browser has "channels" for content, and onscreen control pads that evoke a TV remote.

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