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  • At the risk of sounding like a jerk and being ​insensitive.​.

    Steve Jobs is not Apple.  Don't confuse him with his company.

  • A few annoying things about Firefox

    vesuvius said:
    For the first time in several years I have uninstalled Firfox and am using IE8 beta 2. It is that good. Yes, they have stolen quite a few Firefox ideas but there is no doubt in my mind that it is a superior browser.
    IE 8 is outstanding compared to IE 7 -- amazing performance! -- and light years ahead of IE 6 -- performance again as well as standards compatibility.  However, it still needs to do just a bit more to catch up with Firefox, Safari, and Opera with regards to standards compliance.

    IE 8 is a legitimate player once again though,  Despite the naysayers, who, to be blunt, have history (browser wars and the abandonment of IE 6) on their side, I have high hopes that IE 9 will achieve CSS 3 and HTML 5 compliance.  That is, once those standards get finalized.  Get 'er done, W3C!

    There's one nagging question that bothers me.  How aggressively will Microsoft encourage users to upgrade from previous versions?  If they're wishy-washy about doing that, then IE 8, as great a technical feat as it might be, will be all for naught as users will continue to use whatever browser they're running.  Microsoft likes to focus on their competitors, but, as Vista and its ongoing battle against stalwart XP demonstrated, perhaps we need to focus more on convincing people that IE8 is better than IE7 and IE6. The biggest blocker to Vista adoption isn't Mac OS X or Linux; it's XP. IE8's most significant competition isn't Firefox; it's IE 6 and IE 7.

    Admittedly, it's a nice problem most companies would love to have -- "oh no, I can't get people to upgrade to the latest version of my software, because they like using the old version."  It's still a problem though since supporting multiple versions of software is not cheap or easy and hampers the adoption of new platforms.  After all, you cannot run IE 6 or 7 on Windows 7 so you better make sure people want to run IE 8 or else they won't upgrade.

  • IE 8 Beta 2!!

    I've found a couple CSS bugs; tr:hover doesn't work right, and CSS opacity isn't working still.  Overall though, I'm impressed with IE8b2.  It's good to see IE making progress catching up with the other browsers!

  • ASA says the iPhone ads are misleading.

    blowdart said:
    JChung2006 said:
    *snip*
    It's really not. Java and Javascript are two entirely different technologies. The lack of Java on a phone isn't going to hinder browsing much at all. The lack of javascript in a browser will cripple the majority of (badly written) sites these days.
    I meant Ray7's post, not Java != JavaScript.  It's nitpicking to say that the iPhone doesn't access the Internet because it doesn't support third-party plugins like Java and Flash.

  • ASA says the iPhone ads are misleading.

    Nitpicking.

  • What color is this in IE8 or Firefox?

    It shows up blue on Firefox 3 (Mac).  It shows up green on Safari 3 (Mac).  When I save it to desktop, it shows up green in Preview.

  • Windows theme is ugly in TS

    You can adjust the RDP client settings to improve the appearance if you have bandwidth and CPU to spare.

  • Windows Guru

    TommyCarlier said:
    When I click the link, Opera gives me a fraud warning that the site has been reported as fraudulent.
    Whoa, that's scary.  Especially considering how easily and willingly people will give up their identity information when looking for employment.  Beware identity theft!

  • What do you want?

    figuerres said:
    Charles said:
    *snip*

    some random ideas on Bill Hill interview:

    1)  Pocket PC seems to have went down in the market, Zune does not seem to be a "reader" what is happening in the pocket reader area? any new things in the works from Bill / MSFT ? what about Kindel from Amazon? Others?

    2)  reading is about paterns, software is about paterns, any ideas on how to elevate programming from letters and numbers to some kind of symbolic patern system?

    3) the legal issues of distributing / embeding / using Typefaces in websites, applications and the problems related.

    4) Silverlight and cross platform apps; related to #3 if a type face / font is used in designing a silverlight UI but runs on a Mac for example what happens?  is there any way to include a typeface in a SIlverlight app?  thoughts / ideas about this area.

    for sure others could speak on the subjejcts but Mr. Hill always has an interesting viewpoint.

     

    Talk to as many folks presenting at PDC as you can after October about the new stuff.  I wish I could go to PDC, but it doesn't look like that'll happen.

    PS.  Put Sumit's IE8 video up already!

  • Vista explorer bugs: columns gone?

    littleguru said:
    figuerres said:
    *snip*
    I also hope they fix these kind of issues in the next version of the windows shell... It's a little bit disappointing that the folders forget about their settings and that columns are removed and stuff like that...
    Has this problem been around since before SP1?  I started noticing it a lot after SP1, though it may just be that it now happens more often than it used to.  They say the second thing that goes when you get old is your memory.