Microsoft

On June 30th, Todd Bishop of The Seattle Post-Intelligencer interviewed Mozilla Firefox Co-Founder Blake Ross over lunch at Gnomedex. This is very good interview and covers a lot ground. There are a few questions/answers that I want to expound upon. Q: The community is at work on Firefox 2.0. Given the success of the first Firefox, is there pressure to make big advances with the second one? Ross: Some of the feedback we have gotten about the 2.0 release (test version) has been, what’s new here? It looks like the 1.0 release because most of the work that has been…

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Time to Replace Those Old Windows

From the Microsoft Windows Site: End of support for Windows 98 and Windows Me July 11, 2006 will bring a close to Extended Support for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Me as part of the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy. Microsoft will retire public and technical support, including security updates, by this date. End of support for Windows XP Service Pack 1 On October 10, 2006, Microsoft will end all public assisted support for Windows XP Service Pack1 (SP1). After this date, Microsoft will no longer provide any incident support options or security updates for this retired service pack…

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FoxyTunes

There are some extensions that I simply wonder how did I ever get along with out them? FoxyTunes is one of those extensions. Since I am always using WinAmp to listen to my music anytime I am using the computer, not just surfing the web, FoxyTunes makes things so much simpler. With FoxyTunes, you can control (right from the Firefox browser) virtually any music/media player including: WinAmp Real Player iTunes Windows Media Players Yahoo!Music Engine and many more (see the extension page for a complete listing) Once installed, FoxyTunes adds all the player controls on to the status bar (see…

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silicon.com Interview with Mitchell Baker

Mitchell Baker Talks to silicon.com About Mozilla in the Enterprise silicon.com has an interview with Mitchell Baker, which focuses on the limited success of Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird in the enterprise market to date. The Mozilla Corporation President attributes some of the lack of success to a reliance on proprietary technologies within some businesses. She singles out intranets that only work with Microsoft Internet Explorer as a particular problem. However, she claims that the fact that Firefox is open-source does not on its own hold back adoption in large organisations. [complete article] I have to say this quote describes…

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