Independent Project Status Reports
Tuesday May 15th, 2001
This week's report features updates from K-Meleon, DocZilla, the Links Panel, and the new Link Element Toolbar. Enjoy!
#77 Re: Re: Re: No difference between IE and Mozilla?
Sunday May 27th, 2001 7:14 AM
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I've got to agree that it would be hard to port Mozilla to mobile devices. Symbian (which I hope is a success because it's backed by Psion, the last hope in the UK computer industry) looks like it's going to use Opera, most WAP phones use Open Wave (but I believe Nokia plan to use a Netscape-branded Mozilla browser in future phones), and I've no idea about Palm and Handspring.
I think Mozilla's got more potential in slightly larger devices, you know, 'Internet appliances' like Intel's hilariously named dot.appliance. In those devices there's more processor power, RAM and hard disk space to play with, so Mozilla could do better. I read recently that Netscape (not sure if they mean 4.x or a Mozilla-based version) is going to be ported to the PlayStation 2, so it seems to be going places. The great advantage for Mozilla is that it runs on Linux which is used as the OS by many of these devices. Opera runs on Linux too, but costs money. IE doesn't run on Linux (I think in some ways MS is hoping that if they ignore Linux it will go away). The modular codebase of Mozilla makes it easy to adapt which could be advantage too.