More Mozilla RC1 Reviews

Thursday April 25th, 2002

Anonman writes: "c|net's article Don't Miss the Thrilla from Mozilla is quite positive. Their only complaint seemed to be a problem with Mozilla reading a Netscape profile. The reviewers liked Mozilla's quicklaunch, tabbed browsing and price, going so far as to suggest that 1.0 'may actually best its two most powerful competitors.'

The LinuxPlanet review Evaluating Mozilla 1.0 Candidate 1 pits Mozilla against Opera with good results. Opera seems to do slightly better in a couple of his performance tests. The reviewer found that installing Flash and Acrobat plugins was a breeze and concludes with the statemeny: 'I look forward to the production release of Mozilla 1.0 and believe it will be stable, speedy, easy to use and of high value. Linux users would do well to give it a try. '"

UPDATE! NewsForge has a nice little piece from Robin. With tasty bits like "Tabbed browsing is one of those features you don't know you need until you have it. Once you have it and get used to it, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it" and "I think we're going to see a lot more positive reviews of Mozilla before long -- and not just in leading-edge tech media, either" this short review is worth a read.

#15 Hmm

by johnlar <>

Friday April 26th, 2002 1:33 PM

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Ok I'm not asa, but wanted to give my opinions (realize I read this article a few months ago, didn't re-read it, so details are a bit sketchy) The guy is taking a look at netscape 6.0 and basically saying. What a peice of crap, (it was) they could have done much better had they used the old code (they could have). But then you stop and look at the current mozilla, take a gander at the XUL specs, and see whats available at mozdev and ask yourself. Would any of this been possible with the old code? NO The guy was talking from the viewpoint that they simply were writting a browser. Thats not at all what mozilla is. Mozilla is a cross-platform API to create just about any network centric application you can image. From old school telnet applcations, to IM clients, you name it. Currently this area is still being investigated, and honestly the XUL spec is still going to be expanded to include more possibilites. But mozilla is not just a browser (ok maybe I should be talking about gecko, and not mozilla, but whatever.) But in order to create an entire new type of application, which is what gecko is, you have to start from scratch. Oh sure, much of the networking code and rendering code from netscape probably could have been reused, and I hope it was, I personally don't know though. But it was a very brave move to start on this path, and it looks like it will pay off, we just have to wait and see.