Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Dan Gillmor points to Udell's Infoworld column on the benefits of Firefox (which I am using at this moment to edit this blog):
Firefox May be Better, But Internet Explorer is Entrenched. Jon Udell says Firefox fills the IE void
by being a better browser than Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which has
stagnated since Microsoft destroyed serious competition in the browser
business. I use it, too,but unfortunately it doesn't fill the void at
all. [Dan Gillmor's eJournal]
While yesterday, Mike Langberg
at the SJ Mercury said nice things about Opera. And strangely enough,
IE has gone south on me--in the last few days it has flat refused to
open new windows from links, neither popups nor new windows. Very odd.
As a result, I'm near to abandoning IE for most purposes. It has been
my default, just because some sites work better in it, but the benefits
are now outweighed by the drawbacks. Maybe I'll move back to Opera,
although Firefox is filling the bill so far.
Adobe turns its back on Mac again. The software maker plans to drop the Mac version of its FrameMaker publishing software. [CNET News.com]
Not that I ever used FrameMaker on the Mac--although I own Frame 7 for
Windows, I actually haven't had occasion to use it since leaving the
old Vantive office of PeopleSoft--but it's troubling to see it's
availability dwindling. Adobe released a trial version of Frame for
Linux about four years ago, but it never flew--again, the market was
just too small.
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