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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.


#59 Skins a no no

by Anon

Tuesday September 14th, 1999 1:09 PM

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Skins seem like a cool idea on the face of it, but to be honest doesn't it make more sense to use the UI that Apple gave us - after all it looks the way it does for a reason. I want a browser that browses, not one that runs slower and looks weird because it's developers have decided to abandon the guidelines for UI style and functionality that are built into the OS from it's very roots. It's certainly nice to see new MacOS features like Navigation services but keep it consistent please. Skins maybe should be an option but shouldn't be the default choice.