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Java will be served with PowerBrowser

Oracle will announce an upgrade to its Web browser for Windows Tuesday at Internet World.

Although fast becoming an also-ran in the Web browser market, Oracle plans to march on as it unveils a new version of its PowerBrowser at Internet World on Tuesday.

The company plans to add Java support to the new 1.5 version of PowerBrowser, which will be available in beta form as a free download from the Oracle Web site. A source close to the company described the upgraded version as a database query, development and publishing tool that creates pages viewable with any Web browser. Like version 1.0 of PowerBrowser, the upgrade will ship with Oracle Personal Server free of charge.

Originally introduced at Internet World in Boston last fall, PowerBrowser 1.0 features support for Visual Basic and will support Visual Basic script when Microsoft releases it.

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