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Tuesday April 10th, 2001

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#52 Re: Re: Performance charts

by Sparkster

Tuesday April 17th, 2001 3:26 AM

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Oh, you again... what a pleasure. ;) Let's see... you think, that Mozilla won't be good because it is even slower than Netscape 4. Guess what? Netscape 4 was slower than Netscape 3, but it was better. It CAN'T be faster. It has to be fast, so fast, that it is perfectly usable, but what makes you think, that new versions of products have to be faster, than old ones. If you think so, Windows XP must be the biggest crap ever seen (oh well, maybe it is :D). Next point... you say, the rendering engine is getting there. Wonderfull! Now listen. Your are NOT forced to use the Mozilla UI. Just install a free GNU/Linux box and look at Galeon. It's quite impressive, the most powerfull browsershell I have ever seen. And yes, it's fast and bugfree. You don't want to use Linux? Oh that's a pitty. I don't want to use Windows either. Come on, there will be a Windows GUI, that will even please YOU (if that's possible). Look at K-Meleon, I don't know how far they are, but it looks promising. And on a side note, Mozilla UI is DEFINETLY getting better. It's already almost bugfree and stable. And YES, it reaches native speed on my Athlon 750 with 256 MB ram. It won't be a problem on machines, that are able to run Windows XP. And as soon as Mozilla get's stable and released, they will work on outstanding new UI features. Cause they can. And don't forget, the engine is still free. You can use it in whatever browser you like. Do you really think, it would be so difficult to clone the IE 6 interface? The rendering engine is the important part.