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)."

#5 Oops... the problem was caused by WebWasher

by fondacio

Tuesday July 2nd, 2002 9:04 AM

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The problem was that the actual text of the articles didn't show up anymore. As it turns out, the problem was neither with Mozilla nor with the IHT site. Yesterday I installed the most recent beta of WebWasher (<>), which enables you to always allow right mouse clicks. Unchecking this option solved the problem, both in Moz en IE. Guess I should have checked more thoroughly (not to mention that WebWasher is a bit redundant with the imageblocker and script features in Mozilla :-).

"the page presented to Communicator is completely different to the others"

So is the page presented to Opera. If you change Opera's user agent string, you get the same version that is presented to IE, Mozilla and Netscape 6+. However, it doesn't work correctly. I don't know if the site would work with Communicator (probably not), but I think they found an elegant solution to have both a modern site and still be able to present their content to users with older browsers. Incidentally, presented some problems between 0.9.5 and 0.9.9, crashing Mozilla immediately and disabling the back and forward buttons. Those bugs (88684 and 105619) were fixed some time ago.