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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.


#30 Mac Needs an Alternative to Mozilla?

by Anon

Tuesday August 31st, 1999 6:01 PM

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It starts up slow on my G3/233. I think M7 started up faster than M8 or M9. The first time I opened it and configured it took a minute and a half. Since then it takes about 30 seconds to load.

I also couldn't click on any of the links or enter the form data here with Mozilla M9.

As for the Windows look, I think it is the CSS. There's alot of elements that use the outset value and that is everywhere in Windows and nowhere on the Mac.

I'm not complaining, just 'splaining.

--Luddite