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.

#5 Yep! Much better.

by leafdigital

Friday April 26th, 2002 7:21 AM

You are replying to this message

That article only appears to refer to 0.9.8, not the new 1.0rc1 - but it is indeed much better written. Thanks.

It definitely looks like a consensus is beginning to emerge about Mozilla's killer features: they are tabbed browsing (which I don't use but fair enough, everyone else likes it) and turning off popups.

Which begs an interesting question - is Netscape 6.5 (or whatever) going to include the popup disabling features? Given that Netscape/AOL presumably still make some money from online advertising, this would be interesting if they are included... but then, if they are omitted, that would be losing one of the product's two killer features (and probably the more important one).