February 4, 2004

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

I just noticed that the Apple propaganda machine is in full swing. The performance comparison for Safari 1.2 on their homepage compares it to Camino 0.7 and Netscape 7.0.2. Both of these products are more than a year old and are based off of Mozilla 1.0. Why not compare to Netscape 7.1? Because those numbers don't look as good.

Someone needs to call Apple on the carpet for this misleading comparison.

I understand that Camino hasn't released a new version in a while. Sure, compare it to 0.7, that's my problem. However, Netscape 7.1 has been out for a very long time and is much faster than its predecessor. That comparison is unacceptable.

Posted by pinkerton at February 4, 2004 12:25 AM