Mozilla 1.0 Release Rated Most Significant Event of 2002
Saturday January 11th, 2003
Our final poll of 2002 asked you to pick out the most significant event of the year. Of the 2,454 people who voted, a little over half (52%) thought it was the release of Mozilla 1.0. The start of the Phoenix project was the next most popular option, favoured by 18%. With a 10% vote share, the release of Netscape 7.0 just managed to beat the personal epiphany 9% of you experienced when you realised that pressing Ctrl+L (Mac: Cmd+L) moves the focus to the Location Bar. Next up was the launch of the Chimera project, which received 3% of the vote. The two Gecko-based clients released by AOL in 2002 got roughly equal numbers of votes, with AOL for Mac OS X (2%) narrowly beating CompuServe 7.0 (2%). Finally, 23 of you (0%) didn't like any of the options on the list.
For our next poll, we'd like to know what you think about Safari. That's Safari. One more time, for those of you who think we're ignoring it, Safari. Let us know what you think about Apple's new KHTML-based browser and watch the latest results to see if others agree.
#13 I dunno.
Sunday January 12th, 2003 12:15 PM
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I was just saying that, IME, my Macs were nothing close to slow. And in terms of the real important factors: interface and usability, every Mac I've ever used has been lightyears ahead of any other computer I've ever owned, be it running Windows 95/98/Me/XP or one of the versions of Linux I've tried. If the OS's UI isn't visually appealing, or makes me go hunting when I want to do simple tasks, then I don't care if its the most powerful computer on the planet: it's utterly worthless to me.