Mozilla 0.9.6 Released
Tuesday November 20th, 2001
mozilla.org today made available for download binaries of the Mozilla 0.9.6 Milestone. The builds are available on the releases page, or you can get them directly from the ftp site.
#135 Don't do it!
by michaelg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thursday November 22nd, 2001 4:58 PM
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Don't do it! Here's some actual reasons:
- Netscape releases have a *hell* of a lot more testing. NS6.2 was based on 0.9.4. It ended up coming out around the same time as 0.9.5. That means that 0.9.4.1 (the final open-source version of NS6.2 had *twice* the QA and bugfixing than your average Mozilla release. During that time, a lot of stability fixes are made.
- NS6 comes with a lot of fluff that, believe it or not, peole actually like and use. Real, Winamp, AIM, etc, etc.
- User support. Netscape provides help and tech support if people need it. NS6's online help may actually be useful, as well.
- Corporate support. Companies will be releasing products and making web sites that work with NS6, not Mozilla.
- A *lot* of polish. Polish, polish, polish. Again, actual users appreciate this stuff.
So, the moral of the story is use Moz yourself, but give Mum and Dad NS6.2.