An earlier Web browser for Windows, Macintosh and X Windows from Netscape that provided secure transmission over the Internet. Soon after its introduction in 1994, Navigator, or just "Netscape," as it was commonly called, quickly became the leading browser on the Web.|
Initially a purchased product, Netscape was forced to give Navigator away after Microsoft launched Internet Explorer (IE) as a free application. A couple years later, Microsoft integrated its browser into the new Windows 98, and IE soon became the overwhelming market leader. See Netscape.
The Navigator Web browser was part of Netscape's Communicator package, which included a variety of additional Internet utilities. (Web page example courtesy of Pyramid Studios, www.artistexpo.com)