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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?"


#14 Re:Communicator For Slower Machines?

by Mikael Claesson <miclaes@robot.se>

Monday October 5th, 1998 7:57 AM

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Navigator isn't just slow on fast computers with lotsa memory. It's slow on ALL computers. On my 300Mhz with 64MB it still sucks speedwise. I have to agree with Guillermo and Bradley. Code optimization is never a waste of time for big projects like this, with lots of users. It's a time gain.