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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.


#8 This poll is completely stupid

by pch <p_ch@verizon.net>

Friday November 1st, 2002 7:54 PM

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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.