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)."

#65 Re: tuxracer's comparison

by tuxracer

Sunday July 7th, 2002 10:49 AM

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1-5. I agree

6. Iffy, kind of an annoyance.

7. Can't comment, never worked offline in either browser.

8. Add 4 more characters and you can get there yourself.

9. There is autocomplete for inidividual form fields.

10. Not sure what you mean.

"Also, you should categorize your list as to separate usability features from compliance issues."

I do plan on doing this eventually, though for a different reason.

"So for example, lack of support for CSS background-attachment:fixed is an IE bug, not a Mozilla feature."

Full CSS1 support /is/ a feature in my book. And each browser either has it or it doesn't. In this case Mozilla and IE on mac have it, and IE on Windows doesn't.

"Meaning a browser (Mozilla or other) should be compliant--if not, it has compliance issues or bugs."

Again, I feel that whether or not a browser has full CSS1 support or not is a feature.

"Hope this helps you."

It has. I will be updating the list with the things you've mentioned soon. Thanks.