December 17, 1996 1:45 PM ET
Netscape unveils 'talkie' version of Navigator for OS/2
By Margaret Kane

  Netscape Communications Corp. has released an OS/2 version of its Navigator software that supports IBM's VoiceType speech recognition technology and lets users surf the Internet by talking to their computers.

The Navigator version will run in OS/2 Warp 4, Warp 3 and Warp Connect. The new software also will support frames and HTML-enabled mail and news applications including Netscape's Inbox Direct service, and has built-in JavaScript. Selected Windows 3.1 multimedia plug-ins also will be supported.

Navigator for OS/2 Warp is available as a free download from the Netscape home page at and the IBM Software home page at

IBM will work with Netscape to develop native OS/2 upgrades to Navigator 2.02 including version 4.0, code-named Communicator.

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