Netscape has touched-up Navigator 3.0 with a new beta version of the browser. Beta 6 of Navigator, with the final version of Navigator 3.0 due out later this month, put Netscape virtually in sync with Microsoft, which is planning to post the final version of Internet Explorer 3.0 on the Net on August 13.
Both companies are also preparing administration kits that allow information system managers to customize Web browsers, including adding the ability to block out Java applets and change the browser interface.
Netscape, which plans to release its kit for Navigator 3.0 this month, will charge customers $1,995 for the kit. But Microsoft says it will give away its Internet Explorer Administration Kit 3.0 for free. The Microsoft kit is due this month or early next, according to the company.
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