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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. :-)


#71 Re: Re: Boasting about speed = Credibility damaged

by jsebrech

Tuesday May 28th, 2002 4:14 AM

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Actually, when you look at the numbers NN4 is still faster than moz in quite a lot of ways. Moz is the slowest browser out there, just admit it. It was a deliberate choice you know. Get it right first, make it fast later. However, that means 1.0 is shipping with the wrong dinosaur as logo. It should have one of those slow planteaters, instead of the fast meateaters.

That a newer version of moz is faster than a previous version is hardly an argument when you're trying to sway an IE user (remember, almost nobody is actually using netscape/mozilla right now). IE is usable on a p75 with 48 megs of ram, and fast on a p233 with 96 megs of ram. For mozilla to seem "better" it has to at least come close to that level of performance.

I agree that browsing of static pages and loading times in windows both have gotten better in the 0.9.x series. However, everything else in the browser (javascript, UI, mail-news, ...) is still slow. With slow being the operative word here.

And mozilla is my main browser, so I'm not a moz-bashing IE user. I just happen to use IE every once in a while and am amazed at how fast the damn thing manages to run in an OS that's so slow.