Mozilla 1.1 Beta Released
Monday July 22nd, 2002
#116 Re: How come Opera can run on it and Mozilla can't
Monday July 29th, 2002 1:13 AM
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How come Opera 6.04 doesn't support the W3C DOM? How come Opera 6.04 doesn't do XSL, XSLT, SOAP, MathML? How come Opera 6.04 doesn't do IMAP mail or have LDAP addressing support? How come Opera's web development tools (JS console, DOM inspector, JS debugger, etc.) are non-existant? How come Opera 6.04 doesn't remember my site logins and passwords or let me block images or delete cookies or history items?
The point is that Mozilla is a larger and more capable product than Opera. Smaller and less capable browsers may run on lesser hardware.
How come the palm web browser can run on my Handspring Visor but Opera 6.04 can't? Well, simple, the palm web browser is not as featureful as Opera and it will never be.
By the way, Mozilla can run on a Pentium 90 with 32 MB ram. It won't be fast enough for a lot of people but I run Mozilla on win98 on a P100 with 32 MB RAM and with quicklaunch it starts up nearly as fast as IE or Netscape 4.x and it displays more of the pages I visit better than Opera. So to say that it "can't" run on a P90 is incorrect.