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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. :-)


#90 Yes, Mozilla is Slow everywhere

by lucx

Tuesday May 28th, 2002 8:07 PM

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I'm sorry for harping on this issue, but no one seems to realize just how slow Netsape/Mozilla and the Gecko engine is on minimum requirements especially when IE is really fast on the same configuration. Everyone seems to agree XUL is slow on a Pentium 200 (with plenty of RAM). But Gecko isn't that fast either, espeically with the previously mentioned freeze during page rendering. This freeze occurs on embedded clients like Kmeleon and the Winamp3 Minibrowser and all windows become useless for several seconds while Gecko renders.

I havn't tried Gecko in AOL but I can't imagine what people will think if the whole app freezed everytime a page loads. Some parts of Gecko are faster than IE, but overall, it is slower. So yes, I am saying it is slow *everywhere*.