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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.


#27 is there a need for another browser?

by beg <beg1@netscape.net>

Tuesday August 31st, 1999 4:33 PM

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What's would be the point for Apple to start or fund another browser?

I think Mozilla will become the standard. We'll see KDE throw away it's browser and just use Mozilla and i believe Gnome has said they plan to use Mozilla. Apple should help work with Mozilla and integrate it into the OS, but allow users to exchange browsers if you want.