Mozilla 1.1 Beta Released
Monday July 22nd, 2002
#36 Re: Re: Re: It's still AWFULLY s-l-o-w !
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.