Comparatively Speaking...

Monday July 1st, 2002

Linux Online recently compared the major Linux browsers, including the Mozilla-based trio of Mozilla 1.0, Netscape 6.2 and Galeon. Reviewer Michael J Jordan praises Mozilla's stability, tabbed browsing, rendering and customisation.

As mentioned by fondacio on our forums, the International Herald and Tribune took a look at Mozilla, Opera and NeoPlanet (note that the site doesn't seem to work in some builds of Mozilla). Reviewer Lee Dembart says that "Mozilla is impressive and has it all over Opera." He especially likes the ability to block pop-ups, tabbed browsing and pipelining.

UPDATE! tuxracer writes: "I've put up a browser comparison list, comparing various features that affect usability and W3C standards compliance. It compares Mozilla 1.0, Netcaptor 7.01, Internet Explorer 6.0 (Windows), and Internet Explorer 5.x (Mac)."

#14 Re: tuxracer's comparison

by tuxracer

Thursday July 4th, 2002 2:29 PM

You are replying to this message

"1. Automatic form data capture. This is very intuitive and makes my life very easy when I do repititive form filling"

I will add this.

"2. Guaranteed single form submission (Mozilla submits forms twice sometimes. There are open bugs on this issue!)"

I've never experienced this issue before.

"3. Some Performance issues still exist in Mozilla as regards DHTML and pages with large tables/data"

This is too vague. I'm not going to put generalized things such as "Good proformance: Mozilla: No, IE: Yes" or "Better Interface: MOzilla: Yes, IE: No". Anything that isn't very specific is just bias, one way or the other.

I also think you are extremely exagerating, and being too quick to judge to call the entire list bias towards Mozilla because I will not list things that I have not experienced for myself, and that are extremely vague (e.g. "Good performance", "Better Inteface", "Cooler", etc...). I feel it is very ignorant to dismiss the entire list, and label it as "bias", over the three, supposed, issues you've mentioned.