Re: Opera Web Browser (with an html address...)
> > I don't know about your scam-o-meter, but I'd rather go for this option
> > and "risk" the US$35 myself, then to wait for a company like Microsoft,
> > who can afford the kind of money to develop a browser for linux without up
> > front cash.
> Wouldn't it be better to send your $35 to the FSF or another group
> or individual to develop a DFSG-compliant product?
Well, the FSF is all for GNUscape (Emacs W3), which I find tooo slow.
Also, I dislike the idea of coding such things into Emacs (even though
XEmacs is my editor of choice). But using elisp is the solution for
Mnemonic is still far off track, I haven't even managed to display a
single page yet.
Amaya looks promising, but still has quite a few bugs left. Also W3C has
now released Amaya on Windows platforms, and currently 70%+ of the
messages in the Amaya-Mailinglist are regarding bugs in the Windows
platform version of Amaya which stunts Amayas growth. Too bad. Still,
regarding some other comment - Amaya is the third browser for Linux that
supports java (via kaffe).
Arena is rather crash prone, and since Yggdrasil took over development, I
haven't heard much about newer releases of it.
Mosaic is over-aged now, and shows no further progress.
QWeb and Grail (Python based browser) are rather slow. This goes
especially for Grail.
WebTK also isn't that cool yet -- even though it might become a good
program given enough time and further development.
lynx is pretty nice, but text-based only.
Opera might be commercial software, but at least it's there on one
platform and there it is a real alternative to Netscape. I hope they
proceed to make a Linux conversion.
I think, that about wraps it up.
Windows 95: n.
32-bit extensions and a graphical shell for a 16-bit patch to an 8-bit
operating system originally coded for a 4-bit microprocessor, written
by a 2-bit company that can't stand for 1 bit of competition.
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