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.
#14 Safari is a [not] WASTE
Sunday January 12th, 2003 3:42 PM
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Ok whichever release shipped with the original flat-panel iMacs was fairly sluggish when browsing. Yes, it was using IE, so what, Mozilla (at least at that time) was even slower.
So, the fact that Safari is out on the scene is a great thing - lets mac users enjoy browsing speed and load time that other platforms have enjoyed for a while. On Windows, (on my box at least) IE, Moz (preloaded) and Phoenix launch as fast as Notepad. On linux, Konq and Phoenix launch pretty fast too (though standard Phoenix build looks like crap with non-anti-aliased fonts). Mac seemed to be the odd one out.