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.
#32 Re: In all seriousness
Wednesday February 5th, 2003 12:14 PM
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"For whatever reason that XUL is incredibly slow on the Mac"
Why do people keep saying that XUL is so slow on Macs. Especially people who have never even used a Mac web browser? I have used Mozilla, Chimera, Phoenix (unofficial build), iCab, IE, and Safari on various Macs. Although the browsers with a native GUI are faster than those with a XUL GUI, but under no circumstances is the XUL interface "incredibly slow." The expiremental OS X Phoenix build is almost about equivalent to Chimera 0.5 performance.