According to Reuters:
Netscape 8.0 is based on the Firefox browser, a collaboratively developed program, but also will adapt and properly present sites customized to work with Microsoft Corp.’s (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) Internet Explorer browser.
“The browser is like a hybrid car that combines the usability of Internet Explorer with the security of Firefox,” said Andrew Weinstein, a spokesman for America Online/Netscape, a unit of Time Warner Inc. (TWX.N: Quote, Profile, Research) .
The new browser checks sites for security, integrates Web search and offers advanced features like RSS feeds which typically link to major news providers.
The program is available for download here but be aware that the system requirements for Netscape state:
Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98 SE, ME
â€¢ 233 MHz processor (Recommended: 1 GHz processor or greater)
â€¢ 64 MB RAM (Recommended: 256 MB RAM or greater)
â€¢ 35 MB hard drive space
Notice the lack of support for any non-Microsoft based OSes? If you think there should be support for other OSes (Mac, Linux, Solaris) you can tell Netscape using their Feedback Form.