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.

#21 Re: Re: Re: Re: Interesting article...

by macpeep

Saturday April 27th, 2002 12:49 PM

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"Beyond time constraints imposed by a need to maintain market share there is NO advantage to refactoring any many disadvantages."

Really? So whenever there's a problem in a program, one should rewrite the whole thing? Interesting approach...

"IF you are so certain it was a mistake then you are more than welcome to pick up the old code base and refactor it as a starting point for your own project."

I never said I'm certain it was a mistake. In fact in this very thread I state that I'm not sure at all which strategy (rewrite vs. refactoring) would have been better. I just found the article interesting.