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)."

#8 Got that right!

by kristen

Wednesday July 3rd, 2002 6:14 PM

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"tuxracer's comparison of browser out of the box features is biased towards Mozilla."

It most certainly is. Speed, stability, and memory consumption have been conveniently dismissed. 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. Supports complete popup killing, tabs, bookmark groups, url shortcuts, url aliases, translation (configurable), url/ad blocking (configurable), customizable toolbars, etc, etc.. and weighs in at only 380K or so. Completely free, extremely fast, and uses IE for the rendering engine. No transparent PNG's? No biggy for it is coming soon (and plenty more) with IE7.