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Mozilla FAQ for Newbies

Monday May 15th, 2000

Gerbil writes, "I finally finished work on NewZilla, my unofficial Netscape 6 and Mozilla FAQ targetting newbies. Although I still need to make some minor tweaks (like a better looking welcome page), I appreciate spreading the word around, and any additional critiques are welcome also.

Thanx!"


#1 NewZilla

by Tanyel <tanyel@straightblack.com>

Monday May 15th, 2000 11:20 PM

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The second occurrence of the word "so" should be removed from the second question on the Mozilla page.

It says "So if it's open source, so who else is working on Mozilla besides Netscape?"

It should say "So if it's open source, who else is working on Mozilla besides Netscape?"

Is this Website targeted to twelve-year-olds?

I have not read every Webpage of this site. It seems to be a good tool to quickly attack Internet Explorer and promote the unconditional support of Mozilla. I suppose that means it is the way it should be.

#2 Re: NewZilla

by gerbilpower <gerbil@ucdavis.edu>

Tuesday May 16th, 2000 1:09 AM

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Grammar critiques are always welcome :)

My site is targeted at people are either unfamiliar with Mozilla or jumped to too many early conclusions with PR1. Since I'm dealing with the average Dick and Jane, I have to get pretty basic in my explanations ... although I won't go as far to explain what a computer is. I do plan in including stuff that's targeted at more advanced users, especially those who are interested in getting involved with Mozilla.

I was tempted to promote a spread a little bit of propaganda around, but unconditional support? I have to give good reasons for people to support something rather than ask them to do it blindly, which is what I'm trying to do.

<:3)~~

#6 Re: Re: NewZilla

by bloviate

Tuesday May 16th, 2000 10:28 AM

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How about removing the "So if its open source" stuff altogether, and simplify to "Who else is working on Mozilla besides Netscape?"

#3 Very nice FAQs

by jmissig <x-virge@shafe.com>

Tuesday May 16th, 2000 6:59 AM

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I'd prefer it if you'd get rid of the "What the hell?" and other light curses...

#5 Re: Very nice FAQs

by gerbilpower <gerbil@ucdavis.edu>

Tuesday May 16th, 2000 10:03 AM

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I still have that there? Thanx for pointing it out.

Anyway I originally intended that as if the questions were directly lifted out of real complaints, but I know that can easily be taken the wrong way.

<:3)~~

#7 Thanks

by jmissig <x-virge@shafe.com>

Tuesday May 16th, 2000 3:32 PM

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Ok, cool. I just didn't think they were very good for a site trying to target a large general audience. Good work. :)

#4 Thanks!

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Tuesday May 16th, 2000 9:24 AM

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THanks for a well organized introduction to this project. i wil ldefinitely be sending folks to your pages. Keep up the good work.

Asa

(you know it -posted with 051508 build)

#8 Has nothing to do with this...

by Pyro

Tuesday May 16th, 2000 5:00 PM

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Does anybody know when they plan to fix the problem in Mozilla of excessive disk access? If it weren't for that bottleneck, Mozilla would actually be fast.

#9 Re: Has nothing to do with this...

by basic <_basic@yahoo.com>

Tuesday May 16th, 2000 6:32 PM

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Could this be related to this bug?

<http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=21184>

#10 Re: Has nothing to do with this...

by basic <_basic@yahoo.com>

Tuesday May 16th, 2000 6:37 PM

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