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.

#32 Think composer

by PaulB <>

Monday April 29th, 2002 7:06 PM

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the main reason the HTML editor (Composer is there is that the email (Mail and Newsgroups) shares the code everytime an email is composed. As it stands I am happy having a browser suite. Many persons do not want to be limited to Microsoft's email programs which carry various security risks and want a viable alternative. Mozilla/Netscape Mail IS a viable alternative.

As for Composer: I firmly believe we do need composer. You may claim there is Dreamweaver and products from Adobe to develope sites in a WYSIWYG manner. But at the low end of the market for web developement, the same market Frontpage is developed for, there is no alternative to Microsft's Frontpage. Frontpage has so many proprietary quirks and really only produces sites fully compatible with IE, and downgraded for other browsers. We need an alternative for Frontpage. Composer is a start in a viable alternative. There are good tools for Web developers (Java and Javascript consoles, Java Debugger, DOM Inspector). Composer is on tool for developers. At present Composer is immature. But it will mature. It may never rival Dreamweaver, but I derfinitely see it eventually see it rivaling Frontpage, and Composer will have one advantage(it will follow w3c standards). Eventually I envision composer beging mature enough that Wed developers, when that need to perform a quick edit for a site and do not have access to a high end program, could use Composer.

We need all parts of the browser suite.