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MozillaZine Readers Give Their Verdict on Safari

Sunday February 2nd, 2003

Last time, we asked you what you think about Apple's new KHTML-based Safari browser for Mac OS X. 1,979 readers shared their opinions with some interesting results. In a close call, 10% of you think that Safari is better than Chimera, while 11% believe it's not as good. Meanwhile, 23% want to know where the tabs are, reflecting the popularity of what many now see as an essential browser feature. A worrying 13% of you are sticking pins in your Hyatt voodoo dolls, perhaps suggesting that you're taking this all a little too seriously. Finally, 40% of you want one of Apple's new PowerBooks, which were also introduced at Macworld San Francisco. While this doesn't tell us whether the 17-inch or 12-inch model will be more popular, it does possibly indicate that many MozillaZine readers are largely apathetic towards Apple's new browser.

Our next poll was suggested by me (that's someone calling themselves 'me', not me as in the person writing this article). We want to know which of the components of the main Mozilla suite you use. Obviously we can't cover every possible combination, so pick the option that most closely matches your usage pattern. This poll also features the return of the 'telnet to port 80' option, which is back by popular demand. Get voting and keep watching the latest results to see what others think.


#1 Apple's KHTML Browser

by richman555 <richman@ptdprolog.net>

Sunday February 2nd, 2003 8:11 PM

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I think the only thing that bothers me about the KHTML based browsers is that there aren't versions on the Windows platform (at least as far as I know perhaps im wrong). I think it would be easier to get Windows users to "switch" their operating system if they could keep certain things like their web browser the same. For example, I've already stopped using IE on my Windows XP machine and when I flip to my Linux machine, it is identical. I think a cross platform browser is essential as it would make the operating system more of a choice than a necessity. And not to sound biased, but the KHTML browsers do not render sites as well as Mozilla. A solid cross platform browser with tons of functionality IS a killer application which losens your ties to your operating systems. I love this freedom and flexibilty. Hell if Mozilla produced an office suite what else would anyone need?? he,he... Keep up the good work guys, all is not lost by this setback.