eWeek Predicts Mozilla will Challenge Internet Explorer

Monday July 28th, 2003

In his latest opinion piece for eWeek, Jim Rapoza tackles a favourite topic of tech columnists recently: are the Browser Wars coming back? Rapoza thinks that they are and says Microsoft's recent decision to only provide enhancements to Internet Explorer via Windows upgrades could leave an opening for alternative browsers. Mozilla, Rapoza argues, is well-placed to take advantage of this opportunity with its up-to-date and innovative technology.

#20 Re: Wrong configuration!

by Woofer

Tuesday July 29th, 2003 12:53 PM

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I do agree with quite a bit here.

One of the first things I did was to switch themes. I'm using Pinball, which should be the default imho. It has a very clean look, and the buttons are not supersized. The Tabbrowser Extensions as well should be incorporated into the default installation. Perhaps a subset of the full thing (say the most useful 50% of the features), that will make configuration simpler (or re-write the whole configuration set-up so there are less screens).

The start-up I find is not bad, of course it could always be faster, but I do agree on the memory issue. I have 512 MB and an OS that is not the greatest at handling memory (Win ME), and I've had to kill the browser after several hours and several tabs open because I was running out of resources. The very good thing though is that closing down Moz always restores the memory. It might leak, but it does a very good job of cleaning up when shut down. Better than any other Windows program I have ever seen!

I do wonder what is it you are setting in about:config and pref.js to tweak dislay speeds? What are the settings that you recommend be enbaled/changed to boost performance?