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Tuesday September 18th, 2001

We've got a new poll up, for your polling pleasure. It deals with the new Quick Launch feature, and we wanted to know what you think of it. If you think it's buggy, or have improvements, you can note that here, or in the poll's talkback. Poll away!


#45 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: It's all about the feeling

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Wednesday September 19th, 2001 4:16 PM

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If by 'work' you mean piss them off, then yes, it probably will work ;)

Mozilla likes RAM. Telling people that Mozilla likes RAM seems reasonable. Telling people who have machines that don't run current Mozilla well that they should use something else or upgrade seems like a reasonable thing to do. Telling people that Mozilla is acceptable to some other people that have more modern equipment also seems reasonable. I happen to have machines that span about 5 years and I use Mozilla on all of them. It's pretty slow on my P100 with 32 MB ram, it's better on my PPro 200 with 64 MB RAM, it's even better on my PIII 500 with 128 MB RAM and it works great on my PIII 650 with 256 MB RAM. I also have an old Power Computing 120 with 80 MB RAM and it's a bit slow there but absolutely fine on my G4 450 with 356 MB RAM.

Mozilla likes the RAM. It takes some RAM and some disk footprint to support as much as Mozilla does. It continues to get better and I think that I'll be completely comfortable with Mozilla on 64 MB within the next 6 months, especially with quick launch. Quick launch is great for me _especially_ on the low end machine. The browser is my primary app and the one place that it's painful is on startup. I don't have any problems running a word processor or a 2D game like chess at the same time and that's about all I need. For many people out there who use Netscape and other vendor releases based on Mozilla I expect that experiences will be the same. For "power users" I don't recommend quick launch, nor do I recommend doing much of anything on 64 MB machines. If you really love your 64MB machine or don't have the money or motherboard for an upgrade of cheep RAM and Mozilla/Netscape/other isn't acceptable for you then use something else and check back every so often to see if it's gotten any better

--Asa