40,000 M9 Downloads In First Week
Friday September 3rd, 1999
Chris Hofmann of mozilla.org writes, "70,000 folks actually downloaded during the 5 weeks M8 was available and 40,000 people have already download M9 in the first week the milestone has been available.
The trend of people downloading, getting interested, and getting plugged in to mozilla and mozillazine seems to continue on an upward spiral.
Go seamonkey! ;-)"
You can check out the latest release for Win32, Mac, and Linux (three flavors) at the mozilla FTP site.
#22 M9 Rocks!!!!
Sunday September 5th, 1999 10:40 AM
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Don't know where people got the idea that M9 "was not that good" - I'd actually say that that title should go to M8, which I found quite disappointing (slow, loads of crashes etc.). M9, on the other hand, is *far* better than M8 - it's actually looking like a "real" browser for the first time.
One thing though (mentioned a week or two ago on MozillaZine) - I think the Mozilla folks should build an *optimised* version and put that up as well as the debug ones (i.e. no DOS window/messages, no debug code and everything compiled with -O). That way, we can get a better feel about the final Mozilla is going to perform.
Oh, and I second that request for proxy support - this is a pretty crucial feature of any browser and I'm surprised we're only a few months away from beta and still no proxying !