[WEB4LIB] Re: Why upgrade to Communicator?
Andrew I. Mutch
amutch at tln.lib.mi.us
Tue Nov 3 10:12:39 EST 1998
Just as an FYI on this:
There is not currently a "stand-alone" version of Communicator 4.5. So,
if you don't want you patrons editing web pages and playing with the mail
functions, save version 4.5 for your staff workstations and load
stand-alone version 4.07 of your public workstations.
Electronic Services Support
Northville (MI) District Library (through 11/4/98)
Waterford (MI) Township Public Library(beginning 11/9/98)
On Tue, 3 Nov 1998, Paul H. Gray wrote:
> At 06:11 AM 11/3/98 -0800, you wrote:
> >Are there any advantages to upgrading from Netscape Navigator
> >to Communicator. I'm currently running Navigator 3.0 on all of
> >our Internet workstations, but have yet to be convinced that
> >there is a need to upgrade to the latest version of
> >Communicator. . . .
> Congratulations for being brave enough to ask this question.
> First - I do have a copy of 4 on my machine and I do use it when I HAVE to
> get to a site that HAS to use Java and\or cookies. I even use Page
> Composer from time to time - although I always have to go back in manually
> and clean up needless code. We provide the standalone browser component of
> 4 on our public stations. We will probably soon upgrade to 4.5. So - I am
> not anti "progress".
> BUT -
> On my office station I also keep a copy of 2.0 which I use 90% of the time.
> It loads MUCH faster than 4.x and (so far) gets me into 90+% of the sites I
> I find I can often open 2 - get to the site I need - and back out again -
> before 4.x with all its extras even finishes loading.
> FWIW- We skipped over 3.x almost entirely. As sluggish as 4.x has been - 3
> was worse.
> So- Why upgrade??? There is no one right answer - it depends on your needs.
> For me I find that while I CAN drive down to the corner market in my motor
> home - and that allows me to watch tv - and cook breakfast while I'm on the
> way. If all I really want to do is to pick up milk and eggs -- my Metro
> hatchback is MUCH easier to get around in.
> All standard disclaimers apply
> Paul H. Gray, Learning Resources Manager Phone: (817)515-6623
> TCJC Northeast LRC Fax: (817)515-6275
> 828 Harwood Road E-Mail: phgray at tcjc.cc.tx.us
> Hurst, Texas 76054
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