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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?"


#6 Re:Communicator for Slower Machines

by anonymous coward <jenkins@yahoo.com>

Saturday October 3rd, 1998 12:47 PM

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I really don't see much point in developing for slower machines. Frankly, I see it as a waist of time. Computers are so inexpensive now that most people who are going to spend any amount of time on a computer are going to be able to afford a relatively fast machine. To move a long happily on a fast machine can be done for under $800. My suggestion is that people stop complaining about slow machines and upgrade or buy a new box.

For the people who argue that linux is more efficient I think that goes without saying. But, what I would suggest is that if a person using windows 95 on a slow box *and* is complaing will not have the desire or aptitude to change to linux.

Just my two cents..

later,