NeoPlanet Adds Support for Gecko Engine
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NeoPlanet Inc. Monday released version 5.0 of its browser which incorprates support for the new Gecko layout engine that will form the base of Netscape Communications Corp.'s long-awaited Navigator update.
In addition to a Web browser, the new version incorporates e-mail, instant messaging, chat and community features.
NeoPlanet also announced several distribution deals with Lycos Inc., Packard Bell NEC, New Line Cinema, Network Associates and Loral Space & Communications. All of those partners plan to offer customized versions of the software.
"By integrating popular features that were previously only available to consumers as separate applications, NeoPlanet 5.0 represents a milestone on the Internet. For the first time, users can get instant messaging, e-mail, Web communities and Web browsing in an easy-to-use application," said Drew Cohen, NeoPlanet's chief executive officer.
- Channel bars with links to more than 1,000 Web sites.
- Multi-user profiles
- A variety of "skins" which give users the ability to customize the program's appearance.
- Enhanced search capabilities