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 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."

#36 Re: Re: Re: It's still AWFULLY s-l-o-w !

by tny

Tuesday July 23rd, 2002 10:57 AM

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Nope. I mean that if one has a performance question, one should ask "I'm still getting slower performance than with Opera on a 233 MHz PII with 64 MB of RAM running Windows 95. Any suggestions?" NOT "It's still A W F U L L Y slow! When will it be as fast as Opera," which, as expressed, is a troll. My response was more reasonable than the "question" stated.

I'm saying that on MY machine, with those specs, Mozilla is actually running slightly faster than the browser that came with the OS on the same machine. So it's not just a case of Mozilla being achingly slow, as the troll posited; it's a case of different machines and configurations getting different relative responses.

When I want speed, I open Cygwin and run Lynx. I'm not going to complain because Opera is slower than Lynx on my system. Of course it is! They do different things. If you're complaining about performance, S P E C I F Y - what is slower than Opera? Application loading time? Click to load? Are you using the same box, the same internet connection, the same pages to test? On my box, application loading is fastest in IE6, click to load is fastest in Mozilla. Click to load is what matters most to me.