MozillaZine

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?"


#3 Get a CheapCPU friendly OS

by Geoff Rivell <grivell@erols.com>

Friday October 2nd, 1998 6:17 PM

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I use Linux on a Pentium 120/72 megs ram, and it runs fairly nice. I usually have quite a few Netscape windows open (4 to 6). The only real problem is slow loading at first. I heard GTK version fixes this?