Mozilla 0.9 Released!
Monday May 7th, 2001
mozilla.org today released milestone 0.9, which moves us a big step closer to a 1.0 release. The 0.9 release contains some of the largest changes in quite some time, with rewrites of the imglib, memory and disk cache, message view in mail, bookmark manager, Personal Security Manager 2 (PSM2), and the help viewer. Many of these rewrites have helped greatly enhance Mozilla's performance since 0.8.1, with the Mail front end rewrite and PSM2 being two of the largest improvements. For those of you who use Java, the JVM is now loaded on first use, rather than when you first start up, leading to much quicker startup.
#94 Not so fast for me
Wednesday May 9th, 2001 3:26 PM
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At first I warn that arguing about start up times is not my intention since I know there are many system factors that affect it.
In my K6-III/400-192MB ram-eide drive, startup time on Win2000 is 10 sec (5 sec for subsequent reloads). I get similar numbers on Win98 (see related post below).
Measured after restarting (not simply logging again). Disk defragmentaion might improve those numbers a bit.
No chance when comparing to IExplorer (1.5 sec startup time) but this is mostly a MS preloading trick. Most users are not aware of it though.
A faster cpu / hd drive (scsi) should give a big boost and reduce differential with IE. That might explain Asa's numbers.