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?

#26 Re: My 10 cents

by Russ <>

Saturday March 25th, 2000 8:42 PM

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Agree wholeheartedly with both points. Keep the browser out of the OS ... and go for cross platform. I have been a Netscape user for years and don't intend to give over to IE ... ever. My biggest gripe ... and I'm sure I'm not alone on this one ... with IE is that it slips into your system like a bad date and won't let go. I mean REALLY won't let go ... clogs up the hard drive, sets itself up as the default browser, attaches itself to every HTML file on your drive, etc, etc, etc.

In any case, cross platform is the way to go. Currently, I'm using Netscape 4.72 and Mozilla Build 13 (without crashes of any kind)on a dual-booted Gateway 9100 with Linux and Windoze ... and looking forward to the next release of both.

One problem I DO have, however, is integration between the browser and ISP proprietary software (another topic). There's a lot of that going on out there involving IE and ISP of all persuasions. As with all my other software, I want the freedom to CHOOSE my own browser.