ExtremeTech Preview of Phoenix

Monday December 30th, 2002

ExtremeTech has a glowing preview of Phoenix. The article, which appears to be based on the 0.5 release, highlights Phoenix's small size and uncluttered interface. Tabbed browsing, multiple home pages and the search bar are discussed as well. They also included a screenshot of MozillaZine, which makes us like this review even more.

Thanks to the_village_treky for the news.

#17 Sorry Blake

by bandido

Tuesday December 31st, 2002 2:56 PM

You are replying to this message

"Regardless of whether you discern a difference on your machine, there is indeed a vast performance difference; it is not a myth, as you say. There is nothing to "buy." It has been quantified time and again with the same performance tests used to measure Mozilla." I don't think anyone is sayin that Phoenx speed inprovement are mythical. Speed perception (as opposed to quantified one) is also an important quality. If in my machine my perceived reactions is that boith have similar performance, the is logical for me to saty with the product I get more from. No need to take it personal. Second, as a statistian, I have come to distrust many quantifiable measurements. Don't forget that the difference between 1 and 2 is 100% but no one would say that the diffrence between and millio and 2 millions (which i also 100%) are the same, eventhough both are of the same magnitude. So imagine what happens when measuring things at the millisecoind level. How the speed inprovement is perceived by the user is also important, irrespective of quantified data. Where I worked, we have tested both Mozilla and Phoenix and at least with the PC we are used, we don't see any difference in performance. We do like a lot the configurability of Phoenix toolbars. Keep up with the godd work