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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."


#109 Re: It is partially true

by dipa

Friday July 26th, 2002 3:17 PM

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Not necessarily arguing with you about multithreading and other performance issues. But I couldn't agree with the main point of your post: "It just emphasizes that other programs that basically do the same thing as Mozilla are leaner, much leaner. Or at least they manage their bloat better so that I do not suffer from it."

Mozilla is the most standards compliant, most secure multi-plattform internet suite available today. No need to woory about system security updates, IE security updates, iframes exploiting worms etc. So you can't compare on performance terms only. As myself and others already posted, 300-500 MHz machines are actually obsolete today. We'd like to see performance improvements (memory usage has been improved a lot) but there are many other additional parameters that must be taken into account when you compare Mozilla to other competitive products.

And minding you that Intel and AMD aren't "quickly headed for bankruptcy". That fact already explains why you are wrong with all this performance/bloat paranoia.