Netscape has spent the year hawking its portal and tying its Navigator browser closely to it. With today's release, dubbed "TuneUp for IE," the company wants to let users tie that portal to Microsoft's rival browser.
It gives IE users access to recent Navigator additions, including the "Smart Browsing" feature, which lets users run Netscape-branded searches in the browser's Web address bar. Another Netcenter-related feature is the Alexa Internet-powered "What's Related" list of sites relevant to pages accessed.
TuneUp will let users access Netcenter's personalization section from the toolbar. It also will provide access to Netscape WebMail, Netcenter's software updating service, and the portal's address and member directories.
Users installing TuneUp will be able to choose from among these features.