Netscape Communications has released the latest version of its browser, Netscape Communicator 4.51.
In the latest release, available for download from the Web, users will get America Online's Instant Messenger, which allows them to conduct real-time typed chats with other users.
Users also will have access to stock quotes with the Quotes Anywhere feature, which finds stock quotes from anywhere on the Internet via the Netcenter Finance Channel, Netscape said. Users type the word "quote" followed by a ticker symbol.
The new browser offers improved performance and corrects potential security vulnerabilities reported in recent months, Netscape said.
The program is free and available for download from http://home.netscape.com/download/.
Netscape, in Mountain View, California, can be reached at +1-650-254-1900 or at http://www.netscape.com/.