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Tuesday May 15th, 2001

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#18 Re: Re: Re: come on.

by macpeep

Tuesday May 22nd, 2001 11:57 PM

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Crack? I don't know about you but if IE takes you 12-16 seconds to start, there must be something seriously wrong with either you or your machine.

I don't know about rendering 400 message long Slashdot flamewars but in general, there surely doesn't seem to be a speed advantage for Mozilla over IE - quite the opposite. I can resize the IE window and it will redraw and resize the HTML on the fly without any problem so.. I don't see where you get "twice as fast" on Mozilla. How did you get that number?

The advantage isn't really meaningful normally but in the context of replacing IE with something that looks exactly like IE, it is. Do you have any stats to compare IE vs. Mozilla page rendering and loading times? I'd be majorly surprised if Mozilla is ahead in the game.

Crashes? I don't know.. Maybe you are just one of those people for whom IE crashes once every 15 minutes and Mozilla never goes down. Funny thing how the majority of users seem to be in a completely reversed position. I can't even count how many of friends and co-workers have uninstalled Mozilla cause it was "buggy, slow as hell and unstable". Without any facts from either of us, there's no point in debating this, but I'd say that if IE really crashes once a day for you and your girlfriend, there seems to be something screwy with your setups cause I don't think IE has crashed EVER on my Windows 2000 boxes at home (2), nor at work (1).

Security holes.. How many have their been in Netscape 4.x since it was released? We've had HOW many update versions? I'd say the number is in the same ballpark as IE bugs. Security bugs is by no means an IE specific problem. And besides, I've yet to hear of anyone who had their computer hacked into due to a bug in Internet Explorer, but I'm sure you know 20 people. I wouldn't be surprised if the same 20 people also spell Microsoft with a $.

Don't exaggerate the problems the competition has. It does nobody any good since everyone can test and see what it's like ourselves and see the validity (or lack of) of your arguments.