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Netscape 6 Released

Tuesday November 14th, 2000

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


#201 Re: RE: Ugg (Here we go again)

by bjensen <rom@silverlink.net>

Saturday November 18th, 2000 5:28 PM

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Hi Mike,

(My apologies with my last relp... I replied to myself) hehe!

First, what we were talking about before:

I'm not talking HTML4 and javascript for Christ's sake. I'm talking taking full advantage of W3C's implementation of CSS/DOM/etc...

That is not going to happen until the majority of browsers out there can speak the language... including IE!!!

I don't care about Konquerer, iCab, cable boxes, or PDA's... until IE gets on the ball in terms of W3C compliance the headache shall remain for large scale web developers and the sites they create.

Windows isn't going anywhere and will continue to be the dominant platform for a very long time to come. So long as IE is embedded in it... IE is the evil to be.

I understand, and fully respect, that you like NS6. But that is *not* the case with most. I'm sorry but it is just true.

And, no, it is not my purpose to tell people that they should be turned off to NS6. This keeps coming up and it's not really what I'm even talking about anymore.

Sure, I was shocked by the release. I found NS6 to by slow, buggy, lacking in features, yaddah, yaddah, yaddah... I knew it would be a bomb... but not that bad!

Anyways, I don't care to elaborate on what a joke I think NS6 is anymore. I've already said it thrice.

My argument is with those that think, because of NS6 or Moz, that developers now have a free pass to designing sites by strictly following the standards outlined by the W3C.

THAT IS WRONG!!

-Bruce

Now, on to your last question:

The performance of NS6 under Windows is mainly due to the XUL (cross-platform) interface.

Your son won't notice little, if any, difference under the Linux OS since Linux apps notoriously have slow rendering UI's to begin with. So relatively speaking, he should see no difference under the Linux platform.

Windows, though, is a horse of another color. Many windows apps are *fast* and responsive in their UI's so NS6 (or even Mozilla for that matter) will appear slow relative to a native Win32 app.

That's about the best explanation I can come up for ya at the current time... I guess it's time I put RedHat 6.2 back on. :)

-Bruce