Re: Good and Bad features
> GoodThing (tm), they help on building
> online applications, yes, I know that
> this can be acomplished without it, but
> when it is used we have a better and
> usefull user experience.
> Java is a big White Elephant for
> browsers, even a tiny applet loads a lot
> of code to interpret it, and almost
> every java applet are tiny applets. Java
> have it's merits, but I think that it
> shouldn't be used inside of web
Excellent point. Why do Netscape insist on using their own sub-standard JVM when every operating system nowadayus has one already. For gods sake give us the ability to make up our own minds which JVM we want to install on our systems. We only need one.
IBM did a good job of porting Netscape Browser to OS/2... That was the best browser ever... Multi-threaded downloads with separate status for each, used the OS's JVM, fast etc...
Netscape vs IE
There's a very good reason that the Netscape vs IE browser war is being lost to Netscape. And that's quality of software..
There was a time I could laugh at the windoze weenies with
slow IE, crashing all the time, but the sad facts are that with
every release Netscape browser has been getting bigger,
uglier, and buggier... Take NS 6... Browser PAC downloads
don't work, it's slow, not particularly good looking, and doesn't
render properly on the screen. I'm sick & tired of a web page that has one line overlapping another, in-ability to specify more than 1 pop mail account on a single browser, having the browser run for 5 minutes & then crash somewhere in dns-helper using 100% CPU etc etc etc. The list goes on. It's pretty sad, but IE is doing a better job of rendering, email, un-bundling apps into separet co-operating execs and worse of all better stability (The IE on my windoze machine at work is way more stable than my Netscape under Linux! That's not funny, that's criminal).