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post #1 of 13
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This thing is amazing

Running the OSX version of the latest Mozilla. This thing is twice as fast as IE and even faster than Omni Web

But there are still some minor stability issue unfortunately
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post #2 of 13
It sure is! :eek:

With a heavy heart, I bid OmniWeb and the sneekypeeks farewell to now use Mozilla as my default browser. I've been trying the Mach-O nightly builds for some time and they've always been significantly faster than OmniWeb. Only recently, though, has Mozilla come to be stable enough for regular use.

But what about Omni's great looks?

The project is already working with verions that use the new Quartz text rendering. There's a snapshot somewhere... I'll try to find it...
post #3 of 13
[quote]Originally posted by Leonis:
<strong>This thing is amazing

Running the OSX version of the latest Mozilla. This thing is twice as fast as IE and even faster than Omni Web

But there are still some minor stability issue unfortunately</strong><hr></blockquote>

Went to download it... (sit.bin, 56 MB)!

Whoa, uh-uh. As usual...I'll wait... <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
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post #4 of 13
It is pretty dern impressive. Much better than the last two builds (and they were pretty decent themselves if not always highly stable). I like that you can switch themes and such on the fly now. And connection for connection it rips IE a new one when it comes to loading pages quickly.
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post #5 of 13
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[quote]Originally posted by Artman @_@:
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Went to download it... (sit.bin, 56 MB)!

Whoa, uh-uh. As usual...I'll wait... <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>


No. The one that I download was only 18MB
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post #6 of 13
Mine was only 14.9 megs. Did I not download the Mach-O version? If I didn't and it's better, I'll be really happy. The version I have now is pretty damn good as it is. Who knew that tabbed browsing could be so cool?
post #7 of 13
How does it work with your online banking (if you use it)? That's a compelling reason for me to stick with IE so far.
post #8 of 13
[quote]Originally posted by sizzle chest:
<strong>How does it work with your online banking (if you use it)? That's a compelling reason for me to stick with IE so far.</strong><hr></blockquote>

It doesn't work with mine. However my bank's page doesn't work in IE either... You are best to just try it and see.

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post #9 of 13
Where are you getting the Mach-O builds from. On the mozilla.org ftp server in the nightly directory I can only find Mach-O builds that are 1.1Mb and lacking the actual Mozilla binary.

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post #10 of 13
First off, to everyone who was slagging mozilla a year ago during the M5 days about how slow and buggy it was...

IN YOUR FACE!!!

See?!! Code matures with time, and alpha testing is not an accurate depiction of the finished apps' performance!

Second, there is mozilla the browser, and the 'full meal deal' which includes Chatzilla, Mail, etc which is a shitload of bloatware a la Communicator. You want just the browser. Should be approx 17 MB or so.

Third, what OSX needs is some thing along the lines of Galeon. Galeon is the shizzat! It takes mozilla's HTML rendrering engine, chucks the UI and uses OS native widgets. In OSX, this would mean a) speed, b) OS integration, and C) speed.

<a href="http://galeon.sourceforge.net" target="_blank">http://galeon.sourceforge.net</a>

Get hacking!
<a href="http://www.stimuli.ca/linux/galeon_shizzat.png" target="_blank">my screenshot</a>

[ 02-06-2002: Message edited by: stimuli ]</p>
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post #11 of 13
[quote]Originally posted by WJMoore:
<strong>Where are you getting the Mach-O builds from. On the mozilla.org ftp server in the nightly directory I can only find Mach-O builds that are 1.1Mb and lacking the actual Mozilla binary.y</strong><hr></blockquote>
Check the directories from a few days ago.

Or just build it yourself!!
post #12 of 13
[quote]Originally posted by stimuli:
<strong>Third, what OSX needs is some thing along the lines of Galeon. Galeon is the shizzat! It takes mozilla's HTML rendrering engine, chucks the UI and uses OS native widgets. In OSX, this would mean a) speed, b) OS integration, and C) speed.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Have you heard of Cocoazilla/Fizilla? It's a work in progress that hooks the engine into a new Cocoa interface.

see this: [quote]This is the home of the UNIX back-end, Cocoa front-end, mach-o version of Fizzilla. This app runs only on MacOS X and is built using the unix build system (autoconf/make).


Goals:

* Provide a Cocoa NSView for embeddors - this is done with NSBrowserView.
* Native widgets - a native Cocoa app is going to want native widgetry
* Buildable from ProjectBuilder - we will provide a Cocoa framework for Gecko
<hr></blockquote>

[ 02-06-2002: Message edited by: starfleetX ]</p>
post #13 of 13
Hey, this is great. I just DL'd the new Mozilla and its nice! Not only is it smoother and more stable (so far) than the last version I tried, it also works with my online banking (big complaint about previous Mozilla, OmniWeb, and iCab). Plus it formats espn.com properly -- not that this is the most important site I view, but just that it seems to be a hard one for many browsers.

Cool!
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