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Nokia Device Using Mozilla

Monday January 22nd, 2001

ERICmurphy writes:
"Nokia is coming out with a product called the Media Terminal that uses Linux, and has a set of really cool features. One of those features is a full Mozilla browser, not an embedded version. It will be interesting to see how successful this product is."


#14 Optimizing Moz for Linux (Re: Low screen res...)

by mykmelez <myk@zapogee.com>

Tuesday January 23rd, 2001 2:05 PM

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"(Admittedly, this is a Win2K system, not Linux, but I presume performance should be similar.)"

Actually it isn't. Mozilla performance on Linux, f.e. my K6-2 400Mhz 192MB RAM box, is much worse than the same box booted into Windows. It takes longer to load most web pages than Netscape 4.x, and I often wait several seconds after taking a UI action (clicking on a menu title, selecting a mail message to read) before Mozilla responds to the event (and several seconds longer for it to complete it).

I notice, however, that the article says the device is coming out in the 2nd quarter of this year, which means there is plenty of time for Nokia to optimize Mozilla for speed on Linux. I expect this is what they will do, and that's good news for Mozilla and good news for Linux users. Cool. :-)