CNET Review of Mozilla 1.0 Release Candidate 2

Monday May 20th, 2002

Ezh pointed us towards a review of RC2 over at CNET. We've been sitting on this for a few days in the hope of getting some more reviews to tell you about but no more seem to have come in. Tell us if you find any.

CNET's latest review, like the RC1 piece, is generally positive. Reviewer Rex Baldazo likes the fact that Java is easier to set up and approves of the new option to disable cookies in Mail & Newsgroups. However, he still hasn't read the bit in the Release Notes that says not to use the same profile with Netscape and Mozilla.

#4 mozilla cleaner

by whiprush <>

Monday May 20th, 2002 8:47 PM

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It's probably too late in the game now, but anyone ever thought of a small helper app before installation? That would be useful. Totally cleans out all prior mozilla/netscape garbage so the user has a nice fresh install.

I don't know how many times I've upgraded Mozilla on top of itself (in both windows and linux) and ended up with some borked chrome window. Those of us that actually read the release notes know better, and do it because we're lazy, but if cnet's reporter doesn't bother and just expects it to "work out of the box", then what makes us think that the general masses will read the release notes.

Imagine some poor sap somewhere that left ns6.0 on there and then tries mozilla1.0. What will happen? Maybe taking the typical warnings in the release notes and making them bigger/bolder would help out alot.