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30 March, 2004
Hendikins brought us the Inquirer news of AOL: New Mozilla-based Netscape 7.x coming shocker
Finally, last week, [Fernando Cassia] almost fell off [his] chair when [he] received an official reply:
Let's keep our figure crossed.
SillyDog701's Netscape Browser Archive will keep you informed.
Posted by Antony at 9:50 PM | permanent link
26 March, 2004
A new desktop revolution from Sun Microsystems. They are making one not just translucent, but 3D. And it's based on Sun's very own Java technology!
According to Sun...
Project Looking Glass is being created to work with the Solaris and Linux desktop environments using Java technology. When completed, it will work alongside applications designed for a 2D window system, without application modifications.
We know Apple's Macintosh :mac: defined graphic user interface (although it wasn't the first GUI available), and Apple once again changed the fashion of desktop interface with the release of Mac OS X :X:, Aqua interface. Everyone in Windows world and Linux world is copying the Aqua style and usage of translucent.
The success of Mac OS X is not just the gook look interface, but really easy to use and the OS X itself is based on UNIX. The strength of UNIX and the easiest use to operating system based on UNIX. Sun's Solaris is another flavour of UNIX, now Sun is following Apple to change it's interface.
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Posted by Antony at 7:01 AM | permanent link
25 March, 2004
Earlier I reported Dick Smith Electronics New Zealand is offering laptops without Windows pre-installed in SillyDog701 Message Centre.
Chris Hughes from New Zealand sent me following news article, Hewlett-Packard to Launch Linux-Based PCs Globally (Reuters)
This is definitely not a good news for Microsoft as Hewlett Packard is one of the largest global computer manufacturers in both desktops and workstations.
Why do you need computers to have Windows pre-installed when you only want to use that particular computer for some specified applications. In many corporations, a huge number of computers are only used to access database and e-mail. There's no point to buy Windows license for those.
Screen shot of the Reuters article
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Posted by Antony at 8:11 PM | permanent link
24 March, 2004
Entering special character or accented character is very easy with a Mac.
press the option key
press the option and shift keys
The option key is the key between control and command (‘cmd’ NOT ‘apple’ key) keys.
Letter with a specific diacritical mark.
Posted by Antony at 4:06 PM | permanent link
21 March, 2004
For those who just use the comment feature of this system to post useless comments or comment-spam, it won't work.
15 March, 2004
Few days ago, SillyDog701 mentioned WordPerfect is coming back, now, Sun's StarOffice is growing gaining its market in India's state government offices.
India joins Brazil, England, Germany, and Israel in their collective shunning of Microsoft in favour of alternative open source alternatives.
OpenOffice (also called OpenOffice.org) is the free cost open source suite build upon the same foundation as StarOffice. The project recently hit 1.1 milestone on its roadmap, however, the Mac version of OpenOffice has paused due to lack of developers.
> More detail: Sun Inks StarOffice Deal with India by BetaNews
12 March, 2004
According to this C|net report, Microsoft is sending free copies of its flagship products to US government employees. The gifts have street value of USD500 per copy.
This is a very unethical behaviour. Why's Microsoft sending away its flagship products for free? To selected high-influential customers, I have to add. Microsoft is giving away its flagship products after many governments are looking at open-source alternatives, not always free, but at a significant reduction of license spending. What is the main reason behind giving away Office product to government employees? One can easily conclude that employees will be more familiar with Microsoft's products hence reluctant to switch to alternative products. This is indirectly ensuring government departments will keep using Microsoft's Office as the standard application.
> read the full story Army to Gates: Halt the free software (C|net News.com, 10th March 2004)
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Posted by Antony at 8:07 PM | permanent link
9 March, 2004
Amit Singh wrote A History of Apple's Operating Systems discussing operating systems that Apple has created in the past, and many that it tried to create, including some technologies that eventually led to Mac OS X. Goals of the document include better understanding the reasons, and wherever possible, the rationale behind Mac OS X and its important components. This, in turn, should be helpful in understanding and appreciating the system as it is today.
Mac OS rules! I shall add.
> read the A History of Apple's Operating Systems by Amit Singh
7 March, 2004
Corel has announced WordPerfect Office 12 will be available this April. It would be an interesting office suite, in the past few years, WordPerfect has declined its market share a lot, then became a low price office suite with lots of goodies. Even it is cheap, it is a good office suite, but the world is using Microsoft Office.
I personally use Corel WordPerfect before, and I quite like it. It does have some features that Microsoft Office does not have. This time, they will make it more compatible with Microsoft Office and not going to head to head with Microsoft, but targeting 10% of market share. Other choices? OpenOffice.org and Sun's StarOffice? Let's wait.
We will have an online chat on 0:01am Sun 14th March 2004, please see this thread for detail.
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