NETSCAPE WEB BROWSER LINKED TO COMPUSERVE.
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Netscape Communications Corp. broadened the reach of its popular Navigator World Wide Web browser The program that serves as your front end to the Web on the Internet. In order to view a site, you type its address (URL) into the browser's Location field; for example, www.computerlanguage.com, and the home page of that site is downloaded to you. program Friday by entering into a distribution agreement with CompuServe Inc., the world's second-largest on-line computer service.
Users of Macintosh and Windows-based computers who subscribe to Verb 1. subscribe to - receive or obtain regularly; "We take the Times every day"
buy, purchase - obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; CompuServe or its separate Internet access provider See ISP.
(networking, company) Internet Access Provider - (IAP) A company or other origanisation which provides access to the Internet to businesses and/or consumers. , Sprynet, will be able to download Navigator at no charge beginning in the spring.
Jeff Shafer, spokesman for the Columbus-based subsidiary of H&R Block Inc., said CompuServe's goal always has been to provide its subscribers with the most comprehensive array of options possible.
"We want to give our users the broadest choice in the industry," Shafer said. He added that CompuServe would welcome any company that develops a popular Internet browser See Web browser. , if subscribers ask for it.
Mike Homer, Netscape marketing director, said he expected the deal to vastly increase the company's sales of other products, such as secured transaction software for on-line shopping.