Netscape has released the latest preview version of its current browser, Netscape 6.1.

Netscape 6.1 Preview Release 1 applies a number of usability improvements demanded by users of the previous version.

The update offers faster page-loading and Web browsing, as well as a search facility that can search from an auto-complete URL drop-down menu. Form management has also been improved, and the Password and Cookie managers are more secure.

The company has improved the Bookmark management and History functions, and bolstered its Form management, email and Instant Messenger features. In 6.1, Mail management has the capability to access all server-based mail accounts offline.

Netscape 6.1 is available for Mac, Windows and Red Hat Linux, and is available for free download.