Netscape Inks Deal with HP
Netscape has announced a deal with HP/Compaq to pre-install the browser on all consumer level machines. Users will also have an option of choosing Netscape over IE as their default browser when first setting up the computer.
HP and Compaq consumer PC users will be able to choose Netscape as their default browser during the computer set up process, as well as being able to start the Netscape browser through icons on the desktop and in the Start menu. Netscape also will customize the browser for HP and Compaq PC customers with tabs that direct customers to key HP or Compaq web destinations.