Weekend Discussion

Friday March 24th, 2000

Time for another weekend discussion. The question this weekend:

What do you feel is an appropriate level of integration between a browser and an Operating System? And at the other end of the spectrum, what are your feelings about Mozilla's cross-platform approach?

#19 Re: My 10 cents

by rgelb <>

Saturday March 25th, 2000 1:14 PM

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I disagree. I think integration (in general) is great. I'll give you 2 examples. I had to ditch NS 4.7x because it was crashing too much and couldn't justify putting up with crashes anymore. So I had move to IE/Outlook Express pair. I hate it because there is very little integration between the two. Dragging & dropping, "Send web page" functions between the two are very basic. But at least it doesn't crash. I loved the integration of Communicator. You could email web pages at will, email newsgroup articles at will. Quickly drag links all over the suite. So integration in this case was great. Second example. I just started a new job and they use Lotus Notes 4.6x for email and just about any other intranet function. I hate it. Because it is integrated with nothing. It is a product by itself. Even its windows are not standard (try using window blinds on it). The mouse wheel is not supported. The image attachments that are sent are converted to PCX format. It makes my life very difficult.

So, there is definite value in integration.