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.
#42 IE 5 speed
Wednesday September 1st, 1999 7:14 AM
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Well, running a very recent build of IE 5 I can tell you that it is a lot faster than 4.5 and a lot more stable.
I am no M$ fan here, in fact quite the opposite. But if those hacks can do it, I am very ineterested to see what Mozilla can do in the end.
I just want a fast, standards compliant browser that doesnt crash my machine.
As for Netscape 4.5 (and .6), it is absolutely painful on my machine. Slow, crashes, memory leaks. If i could code better and had the time I would make my own dammit.
Mark - Macdisucssion