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)."

#9 Re: Got that right!

by eiseli

Wednesday July 3rd, 2002 8:04 PM

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"Speed, stability, and memory consumption have been conveniently dismissed."

Hum... Do you call this "feature"? I call this performance. You can have a piece of software with tons of features and very bad performance, almost no features and good performance, and everything in between. So if tuxracer decided to compare the features, let him do this. If you want to compare performance, then please do so.

About the CrazyBrowser, MyIE and so on, I wonder if these are not so-called "ad-ons". We might as well compare "Mozilla with Multizilla", "Mozilla with Optimoz", "Mozilla with..."

Anyway, I think a list of all possible features comparing to Mozilla is very important so that we can see where there is still some work to do. Let's hope people e-mail tuxracer and tell him: "I'm using browser xy and I love its feature yz", and it would be great if he added this into his list.