The company already provides Windows 95 and Unix browsers with Java support, but until now Mac users have had no way to use Java applets.
The company posted a Beta 1 version of the Java-compatible browser for the Power Macintosh to its site this past Saturday. The beta runs only on Power Macs.
The beta copy is currently available from a Netscape ftp server accessible from the company's Web site. The company may move the software to another ftp server.