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Netscape 6 Released

Tuesday November 14th, 2000

Netscape 6 has been released. You can download the installer here.


#161 Re: ATTN: RVR- your last statement regard MSN Expl

by jaw79 <jaw79@columbia.edu>

Thursday November 16th, 2000 7:51 PM

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So, I've been reading this thread over the past few days as bjensen's slamming of the mozilla UI continues and all I can think to myself is that there was once a golden age in discussion boards that has since passed. Back in the day, discussion boards were actually used to discuss things. Now, they're just used as grounds for flaming.

So, in an effort to bring about discussion, I'd like to know what bjensen thinks is a good UI and what's so bad about the Mozilla UI. Not just vague "it sucks" comments that have been thrown around, but things like "It's X times slower than Y browser" even though we've heard and know that one already. stuff like what's so "radically" different about the Netscape 6 UI. The only thing I can see is that it's a different color.

To set the example, let me begin by saying what I like about the netscape UI vs. IE.

1) it's simple. All the prefrences can be found in one place where I expect them. I expect to "edit" prefrences and when I go to the edit menu, there it is. I don't think prefrences are "Tools" as IE does.

2) the first option when I right click on a link is "open in new window". THis is great. This is smart. In IE it says "open". I don't like this because if I wanted to open the link, i would have just clicked on it.

3) The first option under "File" is open new window. THat's one less step I have to take than in IE.

4) I can change the ui anyway I want. Make the buttons bigger, smaller. Remove them. change the way they look and everything. That's the advantage of the UI architecture

Well that does it for now. I look forward to discussing these issues.