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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?"


#9 Re:Communicator For Slower Machines?

by Guillermo S. Romero <gsromero@euitt.upm.es>

Saturday October 3rd, 1998 5:04 PM

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It is not a waste of time!

Old computers still work, why buy new ones? That is real waste. Not everybody has money to get new hardware.

I think software is better each time... no, the real thing is that hardware is better, so coders can code worse. I am an idealistic.

Mozilla should be fast by optimizations and by user configuration. The best think I like of my current browser is that I can surf with thing like images or Java disabled. I want info, not eye candy.

Software improvements seems to be a lost cause. Sigh.

GSR