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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?"


#4 Re:Communicator For Slower Machines?

by anoop <anoop@muohio.edu>

Saturday October 3rd, 1998 11:19 AM

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i run communicator on a 66mhz 486DX. Win95 ?? take a second guess. ;) Linux, baby. i haven't done any benchmarks or anything but it sure as hell comes up just as fast as on a 133mhz pentium. ok, i'm exaggerating a little bit but you get the point. try it out yourself. you're going to like what you'll see.