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Full Article Attached Towards Mozilla 1.0

Tuesday June 26th, 2001

Gervase Markham recently posted his feelings on what a 1.0 release of Mozilla would be. Gerv has sent us the follow-up to that posting, including much of the feedback he received. To read it, click the full article link. Once you have read through it, we welcome you to post your feelings on what you think a 1.0 release would have. [As Gerv says, please don't post your favorite list of bugs, only the criteria for choosing what bugs to fix.]


#222 Re: Re: Re: Re: Benchmarks.

by SmileyBen

Saturday June 30th, 2001 3:53 PM

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jelwell said: '"No doubt you'll find that on a 486 netscape 2.0 puts up a very good fight against ie6 - look at it render pages almost instantly in comparison!!!" While this is true, Mozilla is meant to be a browser for the current generation. And that means beating the previous generations with support and speed and stability.'

Actually, no. Mozilla is meant to be a browser for the NEXT generation. In fact, basically what that means is that it isn't simply a browser at all, it's much more than that. It does things which truly fulfil the Netscape dream of a cross-platform web, and is able to properly interact with the internet perfectly.

The fact is that (IMHO) IE6 is an iteration before Mozilla 1.0, being basically IE4 with certain bells and whistles. That means a comparison of Netscape 3 and IE 6 is probably as fair as IE6 and Mozilla....