Netscape to develop Navigator for Cyberdog

Building on its OpenDoc commitment, Netscape and Apple will develop a version of its Navigator browser for Apple's Cyberdog Internet suite, company officials have announced.

Building on its OpenDoc commitment, Netscape and Apple will develop a version of its Navigator browser for Apple's Cyberdog Internet suite, company officials have announced.

Netscape will develop a custom OpenDoc-based component for Cyberdog, which will be available in the middle of next year, officials say. Apple will distribute Netscape Navigator for Cyberdog as the default browser for Cyberdog, which will ultimately be incorporated with the Mac OS, officials say.

With the Cyberdog version of Navigator, users will be able to embed browsing capabilities in OpenDoc-compatible applications, officials say.

In May, Netscape announced that it would develop Navigator into a container for OpenDoc parts. Today's announcement furthers Netscape's commitment to OpenDoc, as well as Apple and Netscape's co-operation, say analysts. "It shows that they are responding to the Mac market, which demands a lot more personal customisation," says Tim Bajarin, an analyst with Creative Strategies in San Jose. "That's very good for Apple customers."

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