Mozilla 1.4 and Netscape 7.1 News and Reviews
Sunday July 6th, 2003
It's almost a week since the double release of Mozilla 1.4 and Netscape 7.1. The new Netscape version came out first and it was reported on by Slashdot, LWN.net and Macworld UK. Mozilla 1.4 followed shortly after, leading to articles at Slashdot (again), Neowin.net, LWN.net (again), GnomeDesktop.org FootNotes and the Temple of the Screaming Penguin. As the two browsers came out on the same day, several sites — including ZDNet News, Techweb, The Mac Observer and OSNews — produced single reports for both releases. Meanwhile, CNET News.com and Ars Technica tied their stories in with Marc Andreessen's recent comments that browser innovation is dead.
Finally, for those who think that Mozilla 1.4 doesn't offer any real improvements, Asa Dotzler has a changelog. Thanks to everyone who sent us links to articles.
#9 Re: Re: Re: Not that positive
Tuesday July 8th, 2003 5:45 AM
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Having said you didn't agree about "find as you type", you then seem to have agreed. Yes it's a nice feature - there are lots of nice added features and improvements in browsers, but I don't think that's innovation in navigation.
As you say, when there's a better method to do something, people will just learn to use it. But that hasn't happened yet - the majority of users are still just clicking links, and using the back button.
And actually, I do still tend to use ctrl+F myself, because I'm used to it and it works in most other apps I use...