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Mozilla 0.9.5 gets 'tabbed' browsing
..but not as good as Opera

 8:51 am on Oct 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

Just installed 0.9.5 Mozilla

Now has beta version tabbed browsing (ctrl T opens new tabbed window, and 'open in new tab' added to right click menu)

Seems a little more stable than 0.9.4 - at least as good as IE6 on my system, and when it does crash it doesn't take windows with it!

There is still a bit of 'slowing down' when you hammer it with too many windows at once, but otherewise its getting better and better.

(Brett, sorry can't find an 'open new tab in background' - d**mn, thats my favourite Opera feature too)



 9:21 am on Oct 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

I've also just upgraded from 0.9.4 -> 0.9.5.

Yep - I really like the tabbed option it's very nice.

I've been keeping a very close eye on Mozilla as I'm putting big money on AOL using a Mozilla based client very soon. I just can't ignore all those users :)
Anyone know when exactly the AOL - MS browser deal ends? ... I think its very soon.


 3:21 pm on Oct 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

The deal ended back in January. I've heard things about where AOL 7.0 is headed since then, but nothing official -- and the reports conflict.


 3:27 pm on Oct 17, 2001 (gmt 0)


Well, I spoke too soon. AOL 7.0 has arrived, and it is still IE based


 9:34 pm on Oct 25, 2001 (gmt 0)

AOL's handling of this situation is becoming increasingly humorous... Management can't make up its mind when the switch from IE to Gecko will occur and the developers can't keep their mouths shut. Newsgroup posts refer to it and then get cancelled. Bugzilla entries for AOL/Gecko work appear and then get marked "confidential" and blocked from outside viewers. Compuserve 7.0 Beta appears with Gecko instead of IE and AOL says "oh, that's just a beta... we haven't made any strategic decisions yet. Nothing for MS to get alarmed about."

The irony is that AOL has spent all this money developing Gecko and Mozilla, and Sony may find itself with the largest Mozilla marketshare for a few months at least due to the Playstation 2 browser.


 3:18 am on Oct 26, 2001 (gmt 0)

Tabbed is an interesting way to browse. I used it a bit. I really do like Moz. I just wish it wasn't so big and bulky. (eg: bloated).


 8:56 am on Oct 26, 2001 (gmt 0)

Bloated, possibly right Brett

Since I upgraded memory to 512 it runs sweet as a nut - but it wasn't as sweet on 128.

The only other gripe is that some javascript seems to run a little slow.

Mouse overs done in DW which run OK on IE and Opera seem to stumble on Mozilla - almost like the 'preload' images bit isn't working. Probably just me though, couldn't be bothered to investigate.

I would happliy switch back to Opera if I could get the Positiontech site to work in Opera - tried all the settings suggested here, and gave up! I am on there 4-5 times a day, and its a b*gg*r to keep changing.

The other plus to both Moz and Opera is that you can't see the MSN page:)

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