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.]
#242 Re: Re: Re: Cut the bull or put the bull in?
Wednesday July 4th, 2001 1:37 PM
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My PPro 200 with 64 MB RAM runs mozilla tollerably. It's not quite competitive with IE6 on winXP (which itself lags a bit on 64 MB RAM). I think that with half a gig of ram available for about 50 bucks that I'll up that machine to its max (not sure if it's 256 or 512). I have no doubt that Mozilla will run just fine on that old PPro 200 with that much RAM. Anything PII/PPro or above with sufficient RAM should run Mozilla at a quite usable level. For those people who can't run Mozilla on the equipment they have and can't afford 50 bucks to upgrade some ram (or 500 or 600 bucks for an entirely new screamin' 1Ghz or faster PC) then I recommend that they continue using 4.x or IE until Mozilla is performant enough. For some that will be a few months off, for others it may never happen. But as most of those browser statistics show (with all those IE 2.0 agents still out there) most people don't upgrade browsers at all. Most people stick with whatever came on thier new PC. So Mozilla based browser distributors should be focused on getting onto some of those new PCs (where we are more than adequate performers) and not trying to convice everyone with win95 on a classic pentium to upgrade from IE 2.0.