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Mozilla 1.0 Start Page Draft

Sunday May 26th, 2002

Gervase Markham writes: "The draft of the Mozilla 1.0 Start Page, which will live at http://www.mozilla.org/start/1.0/, is now available, and feedback is requested.

"Comments to the mailing list at 1.0startpage@mozilla.org.uk, please."

The start page is looking pretty cool. Make sure that you hover above the 'Parties' link on the main page. :-)


#55 Moz is fast on Fast Machines

by lucx

Monday May 27th, 2002 4:17 PM

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Of course it's going to be speedy on a 2 GHz machine with a billion GIGs of RAM. Use it on a machine with the minimum requirements and the speed disappears.

For example: a 4-year old Pentium 233 with 128MB RAM running Windows98: startup time is reasonable, about on par with Navigator 4, around 20 seconds. The XUL interface is slow, menus lags behind the mouse cursor. When on a broadband connection (and even on a modem connection), the UI will freeze for a few seconds when rendering any page: you canít scroll, canít switch to another Moz window, canít switch tabs. Page load is 2X slower than as IE, possibly due to all the XUL overhead: thereís a noticeable delay from pressing enter (or the go button) until the throbber starts throbbing. Memory requirements are pretty good as there is no swapping to disk.

Moz is usable with minimum requirements if youíre willing to be patient. On a Pentium 75 (yes, I still use one of these), itís too laggy, but IE runs just fine and dandy. I also have a Pentium 4 1.5GHz and not surprisingly, Moz isnít not slow. Boasting about the speed of Mozilla is like saying WindowsXP is as fast as Windows95 on a Pentium 4.