Mozilla On Older Systems?

Tuesday December 29th, 1998

From Eric Murphy comes a question regarding Mozilla and older systems.

"After some research and e-mailing, I have come to the conclusion that Mozilla is not going to run on either Windows 3.1x or Mac OS on the 040. In my opinion, it would be a big loss to not support these systems, as there are still a lot of user out there who have these systems, and Mozilla might actually run well on them.

As a webmaster, I am dying for a great new browser that will run on even the older machines. As part of a Non-Profit ISP, we would be very excited if we could distribute a brand new browser that would run well on our users' usually antiquated machines.

I hope I am dead wrong, and that there are groups working to support these machines. If I am right, I hope this note will help spur support for these machines."

It would be nice if one of the developers could take a minute to detail what technologies Mozilla is using that preclude porting to these platforms (if that is actually the case).

#23 From the lips of Bill...

by ERICmurphy <>

Tuesday January 5th, 1999 8:27 AM

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Well, in my opinion, Mozilla is going to tunr our much better than anything Microsoft can put out, and supporting legecy platforms would make it that much better.

It does not matter what Microsoft considers legecy, they want you to buy their new OS. As long as there is still a large installed base of some software, it is not legecy until all most everyone in that base moves on to something different. It does not matter how technically antiquated it is.