[ILUG] Anybody using opera.
murtaghn at tcd.ie
Wed Jan 16 18:22:10 GMT 2002
On Wednesday 16 January 2002 18:09, Rick Moen wrote:
> Some particular Mozilla releases have been much too slow: 0.95 was,
> although 0.93 was not. I currently have 0.97 installed, and rendering
> performance is OK again -- as it has generally been from 0.91 onwards.
> For that reason and others, comments on Mozilla performance and bugs
> need to be qualified as to version -- which you didn't do. (E.g., some
> comments turn out to be based on the old M18 build, which is no longer
I usually keep the latest version of mozilla around to keep an eye on it
and sometimes to see if a given site will work properly on any of the
browsers i have (opera, mozilla/galeon, netscape, konqueror). I don't find
0.97 to be a noticeable improvement.
> Netscape Communicator 4.78 can be used as a handy yardstick: Each
> Mozilla 0.97 instance is slower to load into RAM. Rendering thereafter
> is faster and much more accurate. Reportedly not as fast as the
> proprietary Opera browser.
I find that netscape 4 is faster and much uglier in rendering terms than
mozilla. And yes, Opera is proprietry. It's also, unfortunately, much
better than mozilla in certain areas...
And I don't really understand the whole galeon thing either. I don't find
it noticeably faster than mozilla in terms of loading or rendering. I'm
sure if I benchmarked it it would be faster, but it still falls into the
category of slow...
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