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.

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by macpeep

Thursday May 2nd, 2002 12:00 AM

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The ZDNet review, in case you missed it, is the same review as CNet's - they too share content. So it's not really 3 positive reviews on Mozilla but rather one but posted on 3 sites. Still, great that even Mozilla (and not just Netscape versions created FROM Mozilla) get some attention. I just hope that some of the worst UI bugs would get fixed and polished (for example, have you looked closely at the Help window lately?), along with some top crashers and then Netscape would go ahead and release a 7.0 - maybe sometime in June or so.. That's a version I could definitely consider as a replacement for IE6 & NS4.7 (for email).