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John Dvorak Uses Mozilla

Thursday December 12th, 2002

Michael Grant writes: "John Dvorak of PC Magazine has written a favorable article praising Mozilla. He says it is the browser he now uses." Referring to Internet Explorer, Dvorak says that "Microsoft has simply dropped the ball." He also highlights Opera as a high-quality browser.


#16 look at their copyright page

by morg

Monday December 16th, 2002 2:43 PM

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I think it's obvious. Dvorak pointed out that IE was built with parts from several different browsers that Microsoft bought.

Microsoft must have rewritten a lot of IE in assembler. That would explain IE's speed. It must make the maintainability of IE hell, though. Just like early versions of Lotus 1-2-3, right before Lotus got blown out of the water by Excel. With the increasing prevalence of 2Ghz+ CPUs, the speed difference will be less and less noticeable. Moreover, we are planning on enhancing performance.

Go to IE's "about" page. There are a lot of companies listed there that have chunks of software somewhere in IE. Those are just the ones that Microsoft lists.

We are maintainable and extensible. IE is not. IE is looking good right now with their market share, but we have the superior technology. We are going to take IE out. Of course, we still have a lot of bug fixes that must be accomplished, including those fixing memory leaks and other problems. All of our fixes are very doable. My point is that IE's are not.