Communicator to Ship with Mac OS X

Thursday July 8th, 1999

Waldo has this great news for Macintosh Mozilla users. Waldo writes, "According to MacOSRumors, 'OS X is expected to ship with at least one Web browser (Internet Explorer if Microsoft ports it, Communicator 5 for certain, as well as a trial version of OmniWeb 3.0 quite likely)'.

Cool! Mozilla shipping w/every new Mac 'for certain'. I like it!"

#39 Browser for Mac OS X

by Anon

Wednesday July 14th, 1999 1:02 PM

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I don't think Mac OS X DR1 ships with a browser. Mac OS X Server ships with Omniweb. Omniweb will not run on Mac OS X DR1 at this time (beta 3 is faster than 2.x). Mac OS X cannot be viewed as a single OS right now. The shipping version (Server) is quite different from the DR1 release of the 'client'. Work on a YellowBox/Cocoa version of Mozilla is stalled, at least if you check the newsgroup. A Carbon vesion of Mozilla is a more efficient use of resources by being compatible with MacOS and Mac OS X. Mozilla is faster at loading pages in the Blue Box of Mac OS X Server than in MacOS 8.6. If a Carbon or YellowBox/Cocoa version of Mozilla is not available when Mac OS X (client) ships, it will not be a great loss.