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?

#79 Re: not so bad

by shk41

Monday March 27th, 2000 9:35 PM

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Amen! I love IE because I can open My Computer so easily! I think that it would be completely stupid to release the product using separate copy&paste, keyboard sequences, and so on, than the OS it is on, because no one would feel comfortable using the browser! I don;t care too much if the UI is changed (just as long as it is for the better which I am yet to see), but the functionality is essential. Face it! People are used to things like Windows and they won't feel comfortable with something completely different. Personally, I have not seen any benefit in using Mozilla. It is slow, the address bar SUCKS, copy&paste doesn't work, text boxes are messed up, and the UI is pretty ugly to use. Plus, the hand symbol is so stupid! The IE one is way better! And sometimes when you move the mouse over a submit button after a large text box, you see an image of the text box breifly about 100 pixels to the right.

PS: Mozilla is getting all worked up on this "standards-compliance thing, but half the webpages I view with it don't function right! They should support ALL the popular code features of IE, Netscape, etc.