Mozilla in BusinessWeek

Friday February 11th, 2000

There's a brief mention of Mozilla in the Daily Briefing at BusinessWeek Online. It mentions the Intel Web appliance, but also touches on ongoing work with other browsers, such as Opera.

#1 Be is stupid

by Kovu

Friday February 11th, 2000 7:58 AM

If ever I needed proof positive that Be was stupid, it's the fact that they're not using Mozilla... they're using OPERA. What a waste. Does Opera still have the nerve to charge $30 for that stupid thing?

#2 Re: Be is stupid

by stephan

Friday February 11th, 2000 8:48 AM

Opera: * is small * is there (for BeOS) * is good

There is no need for hating all other browsers. Opera is actually a good browser, and Opera Software remains committed to producing standards compliant browsers. (4.0 will support CSS-2, XML and more, Linux Alpha available). Competition is good. Competition makes us all work a little bit harder to get great innovative features included in our browsers. Opera currently supports Web page magnification, link-to-link, element-to-element and headline-to-headline keyboard navigation. It also has some other features Mozilla doesn't currently have. Instead of looking upon Opera as a commercial browser and a bad thing, we should look at Opera and see if there's some functionality in it that we should try to include into Mozilla as well. That's the way we're going to win, not by running around saying stupid things about our competition.

#8 SO-called?!?!?!

by SomeSmartAss

Friday February 11th, 2000 12:32 PM

>>and a so-called rendering engine (the software heart of a browser) called Gecko.<<

I don't get it. are they questioning the fact that gecko is the part that renders HTML, or is the "engine" phrasology that's throwing them...

#9 Re: SO-called?!?!?!

by Tanyel

Friday February 11th, 2000 2:19 PM

I think maybe the author just uses different terminology to refer to that part of the Internet thing. Therefore, by using the term, "so-called," he is implying that somebody else calls it a rendering "engine" although he does not call it that. Or maybe not. Anyway, when people use terms other than the ones I would use, I tend to use quotation marks. They draw less fire than "so-called".

#5 Re: Be is stupid

by Tanyel

Friday February 11th, 2000 11:43 AM

I like Opera. If it was free then I would probably be using it right now.

#6 Re: Be is stupid

by thelem

Friday February 11th, 2000 11:46 AM

Opera currently has one, quite important, advantage - it is actually finished.

And if Be are using Opera then what happened to NetPositive?


#3 Bit slow init...

by danman

Friday February 11th, 2000 10:24 AM

Anyone fancy offering to host it for him. This one seems VERY slow. unusable in fact.

#4 Bit slow init...

by danman

Friday February 11th, 2000 10:25 AM

that submission was supposed to be posted on the 'web based forum' news story???!!

#7 PDA Devices

by Tanyel

Friday February 11th, 2000 11:46 AM

Are there any plans for Mozilla to be used in PDA devices?