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)."

#7 tuxracer's comparison

by jhatax <>

Wednesday July 3rd, 2002 4:44 PM

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tuxracer's comparison of browser out of the box features is biased towards Mozilla. Though I am a big fan of Mozilla, I also believe in giving credit where it is due. IE has the following features over Moz:

1. Automatic form data capture. This is very intuitive and makes my life very easy when I do repititive form filling 2. Guaranteed single form submission (Mozilla submits forms twice sometimes. There are open bugs on this issue!) 3. Some Performance issues still exist in Mozilla as regards DHTML and pages with large tables/data

Fact of the matter is, Mozilla on Windows might be the browser I use most, but I more or less expect IE to sometimes do what Mozilla can't.