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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!


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

by sremick

Wednesday September 19th, 2001 8:21 PM

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Telling everyone to upgrade to 1GB of RAM just because it's cheap isn't a legit reason for letting a browser suck up far more RAM than it needs to.

As it is, Mozilla without -turbo uses too much RAM (I know, it's being worked on).

Most users will never upgrade parts of their computer. And I don't like to see my favorite software project cave in to the bad industry practices of allowing bloat because RAM/HDD space/CPU MHz is cheap. People with 64 MB of RAM who are perfectly happy with the computer speed NOW and want nothing more than a reasonably-performing IE-alternative need to be catered to. This is not too much to ask. -turbo (if enabled by default, which it sounds like it might not be, thank goodness) works against that idea.

I have no problem with -turbo being an OPTION ( I AM a champion of having choices, and that works both ways), but I'm against having it as ON by DEFAULT (except for the temporary need to get a wider audience testing it). As long as Netscape leaves it OFF, I'll be happy.