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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.


#35 Bug already done and marked as duplicate

by Anon

Tuesday August 31st, 1999 8:42 PM

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Ben:

First thing I did was log on to the bug tracker and file one. It is a duplicate from a LONG time ago. I didn't keep the bug number handy...

Also my comparison for speed was against the Linux version especially...had them side by side on my Mac and Slackware 4 box...and the slackware won hands down on a much slower machine. a P-133 w/ 32 megs ram against a PPC 604e 180 w/96 megs of ram.

Anyways, I am a negative person. This is my way of encouragement. I find it often gets better results than "The Mac version is ok, but it needs some work."

Mark