IE5 Preview at

Wednesday March 17th, 1999

So, news about IE5 is beginning to trickle out, and it's beginning to look a lot like Mozilla. The equivalent of a "What's Related" button has been added as well as a "Web Accessories" feature that we got a glimpse of last year with Mozilla's configurable chrome. No indication of standards compliance (still). My latest bet is that IE5 won't even be HTML4 compliant, much less CSS1 compliant.

IE5 is supposed to be released tomorrow. I'd be interested in knowing the download sizes for the different installs. Feel free to submit info to us tomorrow, if you're brave enough to download it.

#19 Re:IE5 Preview at

by Tekhir

Thursday March 18th, 1999 4:54 PM

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I found these numbers on a MS webpage. Ie 5 stats:

my Netscape install is about 20 MB Browser size install 27 BM Typical install 55 MB Full install 78 MB

download sizes min IE5 is 7.5 NS stand alone is 7.7 Base NS 4.5 is 12.8 MB Typical IE5 17.2 NS Pro is 17.9 Full IE5 29.4

All this shows me is that Microsoft has good compression. Programs that use ver 50 MBs of disk space piss me off. So most games piss me off.

BTW, ActiveX sucks. Follow this link <>

Basically, its an ActiveX control that freezes the computer and if you have a P3, or one of those p2 with IDs, and place the ID number in a cookie.

I develope web pages by hand none of that fancy WYSIWYG and I can tell you that I have to fix stuff for IE not NS. I don't use anything that isn't a standard, IE has rendering bugs just like NS. But unlike IE Netscape has better security features and less people willing to hurt. Why do you think there are so many virii for windows than MacOS & *nix.