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It is getting to be a fantastic browser. Dare I say it feels peppy? Launching is still behind Galeon by a few seconds, but the page rendering is very fast. I was trying to find some very large pages to do some speed testing. Going to the index page of wmw in either browser the loading was too close to tell,
In the Linux world I think it is really a contest between Mozilla and Galeon now. Galeon is still my top choice, but the gap is shrinking and Konqueror is in third position. They are all world class browsers at this point.
Sorry Little, under Windows, it feels as slow and bulky as it always has been. I know when you look at some of the stats on performance (ck the newsgroups), it shows marked improvement this year.
Also, check out the addon Mouse Gestures mod. Not there yet, but making progress.
K-Meleon is a lite Web browser based on gecko (the mozilla rendering engine). It's fast, has a minimal interface, and it is fully standards-compliant. To make it simple, K-Meleon may be considered the unbloated Mozilla for Windows.
The only way that 2002 could see the resurgence of Mozilla is if 1.0 is released by the summer and then AOL decides to switch from IE. Unless AOL stops using Internet Explorer, Mozilla will never have a relevant market share.
BTW, it is a good browser for seo types, because it has the ability to change user agents to what ever you want.
Oh, and it also has the ability to kill popups.
Behind Moz. There are too many prefs settings that Moz has come out with that K-Meleon is missing. Most of those new options have been since .96 (which I believe is the gecko version K-Meleon is based on). Granted, there is no reason they should have to support those newer featurers, but it would be nice. It's a pretty big difference from Moz.
One thing that K-meleon isn't getting in the near future is tabs. As of 11/01 it looks like they have no plans to write it into the code.