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Tux Reports: Phoenix 0.5 At-A-Glance

Dec 20, 2002, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Quick ! What do you think when you hear 'Pescadero, Santa Cruz, Lucia, Oceano, and Naples' ? OK, smarty pants. You are correct. Those are the code names for the different milestone binaries of the Phoenix project.

"The milestone binaries for Phoenix 0.5 (code named Naples) were released December 8, 2002. The browser is based on the Mozilla-browser component rendering engine, Gecko. Mozilla's 'Why Gecko' page says ' is quick, robust, and highly standards compliant.' Gecko is built from the ground up to be cross platform. Phoenix builds on this ideal and is available is for download for Microsoft Windows (95,98,ME,NT,2000,XP), OS/2, and Linux x86. An unofficial build for Mac OS X 10.2 is available.

"Phoenix is similar to other Mozilla-based web browsers, such as Galeon, Skipstone, K-meleon, and Chimera. Phoenix was written using XUL or Extensible User-Interface Language. Phoenix is only the browser and does not include the html composer, mail client, and other components used in the full browser suites such as Mozilla, Netscape, Beonex, Aphrodite, and IBM web Browser for OS/2. In fact, this project is meant to be a slimmer (7 MB for Linux) and faster version of Mozilla, but with many of the same features, such as tabbed browsing, popup protection and great standards support..."

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