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M12 Out!

Tuesday December 21st, 1999

M12 is now out. Get it from the FTP site. It might be a little difficult to get in. If you have a mirror site, let us know in the forum, and we'll add your info to this news item.

So far there are releases for Mac, FreeBSD, Sparc Solaris 2.7, Windows, OpenVMS and Linux.


#85 Re: Windows M12

by masri <masri@nolex.com>

Thursday December 30th, 1999 10:37 AM

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Well, I don't have a PC to compare M12 for Windows against the Mac version... But on my computer (PowerBook G3), M12 is shaping up to be a pretty nice product. I don't use it for "real" work yet (I still use Communicator 4.7), but I can keep it running for a lot longer without it crashing. M11 had major redraw bugs on the Mac version; most of these appear to be gone on M12. I can only imagine each successive build will become more feature packed and crash less.

I think my biggest complaint about Moz on Mac is the violation of Apple's HIG standards. There are many places throughout the application where HIG does not need to be violated, yet it is anyway. My hope is that over time, the developers decide to look at platform UI differences the same way they do "skins," and make more platform-specific customizations to make Moz "feel" more like a platform-native application.

If you're buying a Mac to run Moz, I wouldn't suggest it YET. If you're buying a Mac for iMovie or Final Cut Pro, or because you want a nice computer to do your work on, go for it. :) (I'm a Macintosh consultant, so if you have any questions, feel free to send email -- not in this forum, obviously.)

- Adam