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?"
by Jeremie <email@example.com>
Friday October 2nd, 1998 11:12 AM
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Since the source is available, there's nothing stopping anyone from taking on a project like this, and create/distribute a simplified/optimized browser for slower computers.
In fact, a great place to start would be with NGLayout, just build a bit more functional interface(bookmarks, etc) around it and you're most of the way there!