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.

#2 Uh, bugzilla is not a support tool

by leafdigital

Friday April 26th, 2002 3:55 AM

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Sure if you're an expert you may be able to find the bug related to your problem and there may be some workaround information in that bug... but they're not talking about experts, they're talking about normal users, and unsurprisingly, Mozilla does not provide much in the way of end-user support. Bugzilla is focused on fixing bugs (as it should be), not on helping users work around the problems on their systems.

BTW, gawd that linuxplanet article was crap. Is that supposed to be a serious news site? It didn't seem to say anything at all except 'mozilla is slightly slower than opera, but not enough slower that it matters' and 'installing plugins work'. I presume they don't pay their writers (if they do, they've been ripped off)...

Anyway, good to see the coverage. I think the cnet article (though not completely understanding the mozilla/netscape situation - the writer doesn't seem to release that a new netscape release based on mozilla 1.0 is rather likely) wasn't too bad.