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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?"


#7 Re:Communicator For Slower Machines?

by Joshua Go <joshuago@NOSPAM.usa.net>

Saturday October 3rd, 1998 1:32 PM

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I can't really say if there's a market for it, but there's definitely one in my house. We've got quite a few slower computers that I really wish could be put to use as web browsing stations and for other Internet stuff. Communicator runs tolerably but an increase in speed would really help boost the frequency of my use of it (which is already pretty often).

Actually, the main thing I'm looking for when I get the latest Mozilla binaries is not new features (though those are nice too), but increased speed. On Slashdot.org there were entire threads dedicated to complaining about Mozilla's speed, if I recall correctly.

I haven't had a chance to try out the Gtk+ version... even though I'm a Gtk+ fanatic.

Josh