Communicator For Slower Machines?

Thursday October 1st, 1998

George Giannukos writes in with a question that I had not considered, and something that may be possible with the new layout engine being developed. George writes, "I say if Netscape can't integrate the damn browser into the OS, then Netscape needs to give more CHOICE!

First off, I have a 100 MHz computer and Communicator4 and IE4 are slow. I would NEVER install IE on it. IE makes the whole computer slower, so what's the point if it opens 3 seconds faster if it slows the whole computer?

Anyhow, I would like to see Netscape release a browser for older computers. Do ya'll think this is a market that Netscape should consider?"

#1 Re: Communicator For Slower Machines?

by Ami Ganguli

Friday October 2nd, 1998 9:22 AM

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I'd ask myself why Mozilla is slow and fix it for everybody. You can't speed up the browser by removing features because it won't be useful to anybody. The only thing you can do is optimize the functionality you have. Once you've gone to the trouble, you might as well drop the bloated version altogether.