Mac Needs an Alternative to Mozilla?

Monday August 30th, 1999

Apparently there is a bit of dissension in the Mac ranks over the state of Mozilla on their platform. According to one post at MacDiscussion, Mozilla is called "less than desirable in terms of the resources it uses and the general speed of the browser". Another post describes an average start time of 3.5 minutes (it should be noted that this is on a slower machine - a 180Mhz 604e). This is surprising to me, because this isn't the case on the Windows platform. If Mozilla actually is slow on the Mac, does anyone know why? Are these issues being addressed? I'm usually wary of posting comments like these so early in the development process, but these experiences run contrary to my experience with Mozilla, and I'm curious to know if others have the same issues on the Mac.

Thanks to George for this news.

#25 Mac Needs an Alternative to Mozilla?

by kimon

Tuesday August 31st, 1999 3:30 PM

You are replying to this message

I too have to agree that the Mac version is slow at start-up. If you check the latest M10 however, there is a start-up screen which alerts the user to the fact that the browser is in the process of loading.

I had thought that maybe it was because of the shear number of files that Mozilla uses on startup, that the mac (with its slower file system) was just going to be slower. Any ideas if that is it?