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.

#34 Nobody offers that kind of support

by GreyPoopon

Tuesday April 30th, 2002 8:26 AM

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> Im pretty sure that the author means a phononumber or something to a Helpdesk / support center.

Ah, let's take a look at Mozilla competitors. Since IE is installed with Windows, I think you're allowed one or two support calls for a short period of time to help with problems related to the installation. If it's past that time period or you downloaded it, you get to PAY extra for support. How about Opera? All I see are online FAQs and electronic board based support. At least IRC is realtime, and it's FREE. An electronic board might not be a bad addition for Mozilla, although I'm sure there's already something like that somewhere.

While I'm sure everybody would like a phone number to call, that option disappeared back when IE pushed Netscape out of the market. If you want this kind of support, you're going to have to pay somebody for it.