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Subject:Re: Alternative to Front Page? From:Linda Sherman <linsherm -at- GTE -dot- NET> Date:Fri, 4 Dec 1998 21:52:35 -0500
Beth Friedman wrote:
> After all the recommendations, I downloaded an eval copy today. I'm
> using a 486/50, so I expected it to be slow.
A plain text editor shouldn't ever be slow on a 486. For that matter, it
shouldn't be slow on a 7.5 Mhz 286. There's some fundamental problem
with the design or implementation of the editor portion. Not a bug, per
se, but some ill-conceived approach to the problem.
HomeSite isn't the only one with the "buffered keyboard" feature
;-). Before putting your cash down for anything, load a fairly big web
page into it and see how it behaves.
> By the way, how much does it cost? The site buries that information
> fairly far down, and I never got there.
It's in the sub-$100 range (79? 89?). I don't remember the exact price.
Whatever it is, it's too much for something that performs so poorly.
There are quite a few cheap and free HTML editors available at
tucows.com. You might want to experiment with some of those.
Linda K. Sherman <linsherm -at- gte -dot- net>
Freelance Writer: Technical - Business - Government