Shock as MozillaZine Readers Turn to Slashdot for Accurate Information

Thursday October 31st, 2002

For our last poll, we asked you where else you go to get Mozilla news. 848 of you answered with Slashdot getting 30% of the vote, almost twice as much as its nearest rival, MozillaNews, with 17%. The third-placed 'None of the above' option was favoured by 16% of you, which frankly tells us very little. FUD specialist MozillaQuest came in fifth with 8% of the vote, which concerns us slightly. 5% of you rely on mainstream tech news sites such as CNET's or eWeek while 4% of you prefer the weblog style of Blogzilla. Newcomers Planet Mozilla and MozFan didn't do so well with 1% and 0% of the vote respectively. NewsForge, with 1%, also did surprisingly badly, especially considering the amount of news we steal from them. Finally, 14% of you just go wherever telnet to port 80 will take you.

For our next poll, we'd like to know what your favourite Phoenix theme is. The options are taken from the lists at the mozdev Themes project and David Tenser's Phoenix Help so don't blame us if your favourite theme isn't listed. Go and vote now or just sit on the fence and watch the latest results.

#15 Phoenix vs Chimera

by SubtleRebel <>

Thursday October 31st, 2002 10:08 PM

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Hmmmm, when I have suggested that Chimera development was progressing slower than Phoenix development, I received a heated response claiming that that was not true.

Perhaps now would be a good time to renew my position that Phoenix should consider officially supporting the Mac platform. Since Phoenix does seem to be leading the pack in various ways, Mac users are somewhat left behind. I realize that there is an unofficial Mac OS X build of Phoenix, but without official support for Macs there is no guarantee of future compatibility.

The idea that Mac users get Chimera instead of Phoenix really fails to satisfy the need for a truly cross platform browser environment. Phoenix and Chimera do not coincide feature for feature and it is unlikely that they ever will; various Phoenix themes and add-ons are not going to be available for Chimera users.