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.

#3 Re:IE5 Preview at

by Steve Conover <>

Thursday March 18th, 1999 12:22 AM

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IE5 is simply a superior browser to NS 4 or 4.5. It's blazing fast, and I can deal with the memory footprint (NS isn't much smaller, and it's a LOT slower).

I've had the pleasure of d/l'ing a couple mozilla builds and drooling over the layout engine. I will be happy to uninstall IE5 (if that's possible) once Mozilla is nice and robust and battle-tested. There's no way MS will ever have a technologically superior browser to Mozilla (i.e. NS 5+). Keep up the great work everyone!