Vote for Your Favourite Mozilla/Gecko-based Browser at OSNews

Friday November 1st, 2002

Eugenia sent us a link to a poll at OSNews where you can vote for your favourite alternative Mozilla-based browser. Options include K-Meleon, Galeon and Chimera. For some reason, AOL 8 is included, even though it doesn't use Gecko as its rendering engine.

#1 AOL 8 on Mac OS X does use Gecko...

by kaldari

Friday November 1st, 2002 8:24 AM

... I believe. Of course, I've never used AOL, so don't quote me on that.

#2 Re: AOL 8 on Mac OS X does use Gecko...

by AlexBishop

Friday November 1st, 2002 8:35 AM

You're right but the OS X version is called 'AOL for Mac OS X v10.2' or something, not AOL 8.


#3 mozillaZine showing it's bias again :(

by asa

Friday November 1st, 2002 2:08 PM

There you go again. Now you're pointing to a poll that shows people like Phoenix. When will all this pro-Phoenix bias end!?! I think it's mozillaZine's duty to find some poll that shows people prefer the Mac Mozilla-based qBati and run a story on that. Not doing so is clearly biased and anti-open-source ;-)


#4 mozillaZine showing it's bias again [s/it's/its]

by asa

Friday November 1st, 2002 2:18 PM

s/it's/its (or s/bias/biased)


#5 asa is a kook

by sproctor

Friday November 1st, 2002 3:21 PM


here's your poll: people who responded that they prefer qBati: 1 people who responded that they prefer phoenix: 0 # surveyed: 1

perhaps more time and money would have allowed us to conduct a more thorough poll, but we'd like to think the results were pretty conclusive.


#6 stupid forum

by sproctor

Friday November 1st, 2002 3:23 PM

that was supposed to be formatted better, I apologize for not understand the limitations of the forum. maybe something can be done about that?

#7 Completely useless

by johann_p

Friday November 1st, 2002 4:40 PM

Excluding the original makes no sense - this is just a completely useless poll as i have seen to many already.

#8 This poll is completely stupid

by pch

Friday November 1st, 2002 7:54 PM

It makes the assumption that voters have an equal knowledge of all the browsers. This hypothesis is obviously flawed. An extremely little fraction of them will have 0SX, linux and Windows. This poll biases against fresh releases (galeon 1.3, kameleon 0.7), against minority OS (galeon, salamander, chimera, AOL8) and against poorly advertized browsers (salamander). And as already pointed, I don't understand why mozilla/netscape have been discarded. The interest of doing such a poll would be to do a comparison of the UI or UE (speed). It's not about knowing which one deals the best with gecko APIs. And concerning the UI, there are some differences between mozilla and netcape, large differences between mozilla and phoenix, and huge differences between mozilla and the others.

Basically, what we learn from this poll is that the preferred browser on Windows that is less than one year old is Phoenix (out of 1) and that the readership of OSNews is somewhat biased in favor of linux.

#9 Re: This poll is completely stupid

by Balboa

Monday November 4th, 2002 6:26 AM

Well, I don't think they're trying to gather a wide pool of statistical data on the subject, just an opinion of the readership. If it bugs you greatly, you could always run your own poll? ;)

#10 Mozilla it self.

by Wellander

Monday November 4th, 2002 7:33 AM

I love mozilla it self as you allready know it is the main browser in the mozilla/gekeo source It is very stable alot more then netscape 6/7 ands it is simple and skinable something I do not take an advantage of.