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.
Tuesday August 31st, 1999 7:10 PM
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Why not take the effort you would spend in coding a new browser and determine the problem with Mozilla? I haven't seen anyone actually state the technical reason it is slow. Is it a XPCOM problem? Is MacOS absolutely horribly managing the hardware? Something else?
Saying "Mozilla is slow" doesn't mean anything. Use the source Luke.