"Netscape ONE unifies into a single platform the standards of the
Internet, such as HTTP, HTML, LDAP and Java, and a tool chest of open,
cross-platform software and technologies for creating rich, distributed
applications on the Internet and intranets," the company said in a
Netscape said it planned to offer free copies of the product to
The company apparently hopes the giveaway will prompt programmers to
write Internet and intranet applications compatible with a wide variety
of computer systems, rather than just industry leader Microsoft Windows.
Netscape One's technical standards, called "Corba," apparently aim to
directly compete with a proposed Microsoft standard called ActiveX.
enhanced version of the company's Java-based scripting language.
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