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Netscape Kicks Off 'Netscape Communicator 4.5 Smart Sweepstakes'.

Sweepstakes Encourages Users to Download Netscape's Newest Client Software And

Register for a Chance to Win Smart Prizes

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Netscape Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: NSCP) today announced the "Netscape Communicator 4.5 Smart Sweepstakes," a free online promotion that offers users a chance to win a variety of "Smart" prizes when they download and register for the newly released the Netscape Communicator 4.5 client software ( http://home.netscape.com/download/index.html ). Netscape Communicator 4.5 integrates with the services on the popular Netscape Netcenter portal site to deliver Smart Browsing(TM) capabilities and streaming multimedia content, and includes high-performance Internet Messaging with improved support for roaming users.

The grand prize winner for the Smart Sweepstakes which starts today and ends November 24th, will receive a Sony VAIO 505 SuperSlim Notebook computer, and 50 first prize winners will receive a Palm Computing Palm III connected organizer. Winners of these prizes can take advantage of Netscape Communicator 4.5's "Flexible Roaming Access" which provides laptop and Palm Pilot users a better offline experience.

"The Smart Sweepstakes encourages consumers to try Netscape Communicator 4.5 and take advantage of Netscape Netcenter services. Now in addition to obtaining Internet software, users have the chance to win valuable prizes when they download and register for Netscape Communicator 4.5," said Lynn Carpenter, director of marketing for Netscape Netcenter. "Netscape Communicator 4.5 gives users multiple ways to enhance their online experience by enabling them to take advantage of great easy-to-use features and services such Smart Browsing, My Netscape and SmartUpdate."

Visitors to the Netscape Netcenter portal site can enter the sweepstakes two ways. New users can download and register for a chance to win from the Netcenter portal site at http://home.netscape.com/download/index.html. Existing Netcenter members can enter for a chance to win by using Netscape SmartUpdate. The "Netscape Communicator 4.5 Smart Sweepstakes" is part of Project Turbo, Netscape's aggressive internal campaign to make Netcenter the fastest-growing Internet portal. No purchase is necessary to enter the sweepstakes: please see official rules for details at http://home.netscape.com/home/faq_rules.html.

Netscape Communicator 4.5, released last Monday, includes Smart Browsing, a feature that allows users to type simple Internet Keywords or view a list of 'What's Related' links to quickly find the Web sites and services they want; My Netscape, a customized Internet start page that can be personalized through a combination of Web-based content and SmartUpdate, a personalized software notification and updating service.

Netscape Netcenter is Netscape's fast-growing portal site that provides users with a home base on the Internet. Netscape Netcenter provides users with smart tools and services that empower users to take charge of their Internet experience. From Netcenter, users can navigate the Internet, access a broad range of consumer and business content and services and communicate with others online. The site includes 17 content channels and a set of leading-edge services, including Netscape-branded Search, Netscape Contact, SmartUpdate, Software Download, Member Directory, My Netscape personalization service and WebMail.

Netscape Communications Corporation is a leading provider of software and services for businesses that want to transform the way they create and keep customers in the emerging Net Economy. The company offers a full line of enterprise software solutions, professional services, and a leading Internet portal to help companies build, buy or outsource Internet applications that drive revenue growth, build customer loyalty, and create new levels of business efficiency. Traded on Nasdaq under the symbol NSCP, Netscape Communications Corporation is based in Mountain View, California.

Additional information on Netscape Communications Corporation is available on the Internet at http://home.netscape.com, by sending email to info@netscape.com, or by calling 650-937-2555 (corporations) or 650-937-3777 (individuals).

NOTE: Netscape, Netscape Navigator, Netscape Certificate Server, Netscape ONE, SuiteSpot, and the Netscape N and Ship's Wheel logos are registered trademarks of Netscape Communications Corporation in the United States and other countries. Other Netscape logos, product names, and service names are also trademarks of Netscape Communications Corporation, which may be registered in other countries. Other product and brand names are trademarks of their respective owners.
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