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.
#62 I don't know what they are talking about
Thursday September 30th, 1999 10:49 AM
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I read a few of the posts by people complaining about how slow Mozzila was. I wondered if it would be worth it to download it and try it out for my self. I downloaded and it sat there on my screen and did nothing. No self install, Nothing. So I had to try another site to download from. It turn out to be quicker than the first site and it self installed from the moment it was finished downloading and for those of you who so it is slow. It is "Jumping" fast on my Bondi Imac with 64 Meg rams upgrade and 8.6.