Weekend Discussion: Usability - Mozilla to West Palm Beach

Friday November 10th, 2000

We're all probably keenly aware that there were numerous usability problems (and here) with the balloting in West Palm Beach county during this Presidential election which created voting patterns which according to statisticians are, for all practical purposes, an impossibility.

Not going into questions of legitimacy regarding the vote, my questions to you are these: Can blame be placed when usability issues create incorrect or uncertain results? Is there remedy? Much has been said about usability issues in Mozilla - how does Mozilla's usability play a part in the developer/user relationship? Is there blame to be placed if a lack of usability testing creates an interface that's difficult for users to navigate? Do you think a correlation can be drawn between software UI usability and usability issues for paper interfaces like government forms or ballots? What responsiblity, if any, does the user hold for navigating a UI or form that suffers from serious usability issues?

#23 Also on DURON 972 + HUGE CPU usage

by ezh <>

Monday November 13th, 2000 6:59 AM

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At home I have a Duron 972 (108*9) and the same problem also. And it the last week it becams more visible (I change my PC-100 RAM tp PC-133 and now I have only 128Mb under w2000). :(

Mozilla takes too much CPU also. At least at last builds I used.

Currently I use 2000111108-trunk. Load <> and look at the CPU usage. It is ~12% with only 1 window opened and just loaded...