Mozilla 0.8.1 Released!
Monday March 26th, 2001
mozilla.org today shipped Mozilla 0.8.1. Builds are available on the ftp server and release notes are also available.
#63 macpeep is missing the point!
by ipotting <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tuesday March 27th, 2001 10:20 PM
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Of course on MS Windows machines IE5.5 is more stable, more responsive and more polished than moz 0.8.1. I *expect* that from a mature Microsoft program running on a Microsoft OS. Yet it does not escape me that when I click the back button in IE that I am still using a mozilla concept. When I type in the location bar, file a bookmark, download a plug-in, ? , regardless of the browser?s name, I am still, in essence, using mozilla. Year after year it has been mozilla, first under netscape.com and now under mozilla.org, that has brought most substantial innovations to web browsing. Yes, Microsoft has done a fantastic job of stabilizing, optimizing, and polishing each of their successive implementation of mozilla but I never felt that sense of anticipation for an upcoming release of IE that I feel for each new version on moz. A peek at IE6 shows little will change ? mozilla innovates and IE imitates.
I download IE to stabilize my windows machine. I download mozilla because I?m excited about the potential of the web. I only wish that Microsoft would stop reinventing the wheel and bring their expertise on the windows platform to the mozilla project. For that matter, I wish more of the developers of *all* the popular OS?s would do the same.