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.

#5 Re: Re: Safari is a WASTE

by macpeep

Sunday January 12th, 2003 3:18 AM

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"You should see how slow the flat panel lamp-shade looking iMacs actually feel. Most of those run at about 667 Mhz. So more competition will yield better results for users who shelled out $2k for these boxes. "

Now I don't use any Apple machines myself and my nickname has nothing to do with Macintoshes (although I do have an old Apple IIe in the kitchen and an old Mac SE 30 in the bookshelf, but those are just "antiques") but please, you can't just make up things and claim them to be true. If you're arguing something, you have to stick to facts.

Here are some facts about the lamp-shade iMacs:

The LOW END iMac, that is, the slowest one, is 700MHz, not 667, gratned you said "about". But it also isn't $2000. It's $1199. For $1699, you get a *DUAL* 867MHz PowerMac. Use up the rest of the money left over from the $2000 on RAM and other hardware and you get a very nice box indeed.

Sure, the price performance ratio isn't as good as for PC's and for $2000, you get just about all the hardware you can dream of on a PC, and then some. And I too would never buy an iMac with that hardware at those prices. But if you're going to talk about Macintoshes, at least stick to the facts.