I am tired of people bashing Mozilla.
Mozilla works great for me, even on my Pentium 266MHz laptop with 96MB of RAM.
Mozilla is smaller than Netscape, uses less memory, doesn't crash as much and renders pages much better than Netscape 4.7x.
And those people who complain about Mozilla having a mail reader... don't install it the mail reader. All you have to do is perform the browser only install and, poof, no mail reader.
One of the basic tenents of programming is to save all optimizations to the very end. This makes programming and debugging so much easier and allows you to profile the real running code to see what actually needs to be optimized.
Guess what stage Mozilla has reached in its development cycle?
That's right, optimization! And since the feature set is 100% complete they will not be adding a single new feature to the client until after 1.0 is released.
Mozilla version 0.8 will be smaller, faster and have fewer bugs.
Mozilla version 0.9 will be smaller, faster and have fewer bugs.
Mozilla version 1.0 will be smaller, faster and have fewer bugs.
Does anyone else see a patern here? Mozilla is getting better and better with every release.
I remember back to the M7 days when Mozilla was only a toy... And I look at the browser that I am using right now, 0.7 and I am impressed with the work that was accomplished in the past year. I look forward to the work that they are going to be doing in the next year and know that Mozilla will be the best browser to use, by any measure, in a very short time.
It also amazes me that the very people who complain about Mozilla being a development environment are almost always the first to applaud Microsoft for their .NET project. Guess what? Mozilla _is_ everything that .NET professes to be. Only Mozilla is here now, while .NET keeps on getting scaled further back, and pushed further out.
And since Mozilla is actually the smallest general purpose browser available today, it is already in use in several embeded devices... I can hardly wait to run mozilla on my iPac...
I strongly disagree.
I own a tool box. In that tool box is a hammer. Much like any other hammer, probably like one in your toolbox. Funny how no-one does any research into new hammer designs anymore.
55 years ago people were building computers for the very first time in order to break each others cyphers. During this time we have learned a lot of new things. But once you learn something you don't keep on doing basic research into that area, you take what you have learned and give it to the engineers so that they can build actual real things with it that common people can actually use.
Linux is the fruit of the tree of knowledge that was grown over 40 years by numerous scientists and great thinkers. It would be foolish to think that because people are actually using knowledge in a constructive way that they are somehow impeding the growth of more knowledge.
This frees the scientist to go study new areas. Even here you say that people have failed, but I disagree. I think that the 80/20 rule applies to science as well as any other human endevor. That is that the first 80 percent of anything is easy, but the last 20 percent takes 80% of the time.
So, it may take a hundred years to learn 80% of what we are ever going to learn about computers, it will take another millenium before we truely master everything about even the simplist computer.
I look where computers where in the seventies, where you had to toogle in binary and read the results from incendesent lights, to having photographic quality displays that we have now, to where we will be in just a few short years.
In another 50 years it will be impossible to know if the person you are talking to on the other end of the phone line is a human or a computer.
In a thousand years computers may very well surpass us in intelligence.