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)."

#66 Re: Re: Re: Re: tuxracer's comparison

by bk_raze

Sunday July 7th, 2002 11:31 AM

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Jsebrech, I welcome your reply, but my original goal was to help tux create a more objective list (if he wanted to listen) since he doesn't use IE regularly. Obviously, some of these features may not matter much to you. On the same note, there are features that only Mozilla has that don't mean much to me (you mentioned one--userchrome). I was glad to see that overall, you welcomed my list. The features I mentioned are ones that I personally make use of, some of them extensively.

I noticed you had some questions, which I will answer for you: 4. Right click favorites (bookmarks). "Are you talking about right-clicking an entry in a menu?" Yes, I did mean right-click from the menu. You see, in Mozilla, there are 2 ways to access bookmarks--menu or sidebar. I am a user that prefers to use the menu. However, I get hurt for this--users that prefer the menu don't get the luxury of right clicking a bookmark as the people that prefer the sidebar do. (Whether that would be poor UI design is another issue).

8. Ctrl+Enter adds http://www and .com for you. "Who thinks of this stuff?" I DO! I really make use of this one. To give you an example, if I want to go to ebay, I can type "ebay" and just hold ctrl in addition to hitting enter and I am there. I would be there before I even find it among my favorites! I am surprised that you flat out don't care about this one, but that is personal to you. Maybe you just haven't used it to see its usefulness.

"Surely there must be more?" There are several more reasons I use IE over Mozilla, which I don't think you want to hear. And if I told you them, they wouldn't be on topic--the post I put up was my response to tux's biased feature comparison.