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)."

#15 Re: tuxracer's comparison

by tuxracer

Thursday July 4th, 2002 2:36 PM

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"It most certainly is. Speed, stability, and memory consumption have been conveniently dismissed."

I am not going to list things as vague as that. "Fast: Mozilla: Yes, IE: No" for example. or "Stable: Mozilla: Yes, IE: No". It is too vague, and bias no matter which is choosen. Memory consumption cannot be accurately mesured with Internet Explorer due to intergration with the operating system, with a mac it could be done, I would need someone to tell me how much memory it uses on the mac.

"No mention of Opera or the freeware clone of NetCaptor called 'Crazy Browser'. More importantly a good one called 'MyIE' made by someone in China called Changyou..."

I'm sorry, but I'm not going to sit here all day and compare every single browser in existance. IE is the most popular browser, and Netcaptor appears to be the most popular alternate interface for IE. If I'm mistaken, well then I'm sorry.

"No transparent PNG's? No biggy for it is coming soon (and plenty more) with IE7."

I'm not going to list features which are coming, or might be coming, in the next version of the browsers. I list what is currently available in the versions mentioned.