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Mozilla 1.1 Beta Released

Monday July 22nd, 2002

Asa Dotzler writes: "It's here! Mozilla 1.1 Beta. New to this release are full-screen mode for Linux, BiDi Hebrew improvements, Arabic shaping improvements for Linux, and significant improvements to Venkman, the best cross-platform JavaScript debugger on the planet. Get your binaries and release notes at http://www.mozilla.org/releases/. And if you're confused about all these alpha and beta releases (and what ever happened to that 1.0 branch?) then take a look at the nice picture available at the Mozilla Development Roadmap."


#100 Are you as clueless as you seem ?

by penang

Friday July 26th, 2002 5:43 AM

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Pentium 133 may be six years old, but the thing that is important is NOT the age of the processor, rather, the BLOATED-NESS and SLUGGISHNESS of the Mozilla 1.1. Beta.

Sure, I can use my 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 work machine to run the Mozilla vs Opera test, and I may get 0.x sec difference, but what's the point ?

The REAL TEST of BLOATED-NESS and SLUGGISHNESS of a program is to test the program in an OLD (slow) machine, which, in turn, will greatly EMPHASIZE the EFFECT of the BLOATED-NESS and the SLUGGISHNESS of the program.

The Mozilla 1.1 Beta's sluggishness and bloated-ness REALLY SHINES on the Pentium 133 MHz machine. Opera 6.04 runs okay (not fast) but you don't feel any unncessary sluggishness.

On the other hand, Mozilla 1.1 Beta really C_R_A_W_L_S !

And as if to really emphasize the difference between Opera 6.04 and Mozilla 1.1 Beta, I tried both programs on an even ancient machine, Pentium 90, 32 MB RAM.

Opera 6.04 RUNS on the machine, while Mozilla 1.1 Beta CAN NOT !

Anyone wants to defend the "goodname" of Mozilla 1.1 Beta should try testing the program on really old machine, and see for themselves how "well" the program behaves.

If Opera 6.04 can run on a 32 MB RAM, Pentium 90 machine, why can't Mozilla 1.1 Beta ?

I am not saying that Opera is better than Mozilla, but at least, Opera is MORE FLEXIBLE than Mozilla, and if Mozilla wants to claim as the "BEST BROWSER", the Mozilla / Netscape people should at least do something about the BLOATED-NESS and the SLUGGISHNESS of Mozilla.

That is all.