A company backed by Netscape founder Marc Andreessen has released the first builds of the RockMelt web browser.
The developers are selling RockMelt on its integration with social networking services. The browser will feature built-in support for sharing pages and links on sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
RockMelt is based on the Chromium platform that powers Google's Chrome, and supports a built-in chat client and web-based storage, allowing users to access saved data from multiple locations.
"RockMelt does more than just navigate web pages," the developers said in a blog post. "It makes it easy to do the things you do every day on the web: share and keep up with your friends, stay up to date on news and information, and search."
The release comes after years of speculation. Along with backing from Andreessen, the project boasts contributions from developers who worked with Facebook and Netscape.
The developers have warned that the first versions of RockMelt are available for public download but still contains bugs and stability issues.
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