[Project_owners] Tech-review Longhorn vs. Mozilla

Percy Cabello pcabellor at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 4 07:25:32 EST 2003

I agree! I had the exact same feeling. Why could somebody think about comparing
an OS as a whole to Mozilla? how can Longhorn file system management could
possibly compare to Mozilla's? It is like saying Windows Scripting Host is not
as good as Longhorn. 

Anyway the article is a heads up and provides a good insight on Mozilla app
framework and coming competitor.


--- David Fraser <davidf at sjsoft.com> wrote:
> Benjamin Bock wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I just read this Article and thought it is quite interesting:
> >
> > http://www.devx.com/DevX/Article/17899
> >
> > What do you experts think about this?
> >
> > Thanks for your opinions :-)
> > Benjamin Bock
> I also read the article, it's an interesting idea to compare the two, 
> but the author makes some basic mistakes.
> A lot of the similarities he finds are fairly surface-level. For 
> example, the "Window in XML" - obviously if you have a very simple 
> window, coded in XML, two different ways of doing it are going to look 
> similar. Again, two JavaScript-based languages doing a SOAP call can't 
> look that different.
> The real differences in APIs are much more complex.
> He's comparing an operating system to an application platform, and he 
> sometimes makes significant errors in doing so.
> For example:
>   "the vector-based rendering engine underneath Avalon, which is far 
> more extensive and flexible than the raster-based one inside Mozilla."
> I think if the things you comparing are like apples and oranges, and 
> then you find some surface similarities, and then go on to find deeper 
> differences, you haven't really concluded anything or shown anything, 
> you need to do a much more in-depth intelligent analysis to do that.
> David
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