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.

#38 well..

by beg <>

Tuesday August 31st, 1999 11:06 PM

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Anon i have always considered you a MS fan. Probably a Mac or Webmaster that has some sort of hate for Netscape, but want to act like you support Mozilla..

Anyhow, think of it this way.

Once Netscape5.0 is released why should Apple fund a new browser? They'll just take N5 and add features to it if they want.

If the government made roads from LA to New York, why would a private corporation make it's own roads when the government built roads that work and are free?

Ok, maybe that's not a good example, but i think it's pointless for MS to keep working on IE.

Microsoft should just take the main source code of Mozilla and add their own features (never happen, tho). If they think Mozilla does a bad job at a certain thing then they can update it, but most of the time Mozilla is going to do more than a great job at rendering code.

A browser by the people for the people!

Internet Explorer isn't open source, therfor there is a need for another browser. But because N5.0 is open source then it's the worlds browser.

Financial it doesn't make since to fund another browser in my opinion when one is offered which is free and open source and will work great. I'm not economics major, but i think it just make sense to use Netscape5 over funding a new browser