* Posts by Greg K Nicholson

5 posts • joined 2 May 2009

Mozilla plans to tie Firefox 3.7 pigtails in pretty Ribbon

Greg K Nicholson
FAIL

Folsfax.

Firefox won't be using a ribbon, as the mockup picture illustrates.

That first quote is about Windows's design direction, not about Firefox.

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Nissan turns over new Leaf

Greg K Nicholson
Megaphone

Charge!

The battery needs to be readily replaceable. Otherwise, failure will ensue.

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TechCrunch dubs Linux a 'big ol’ bag of drivers'

Greg K Nicholson
Grenade

Indeed.

“That's probably why desktop Linux machines with Firefox have already taken such a foothold in the consumer market.”

The reason that happened was that Firefox and Gnome didn't have crap, bloated, unintuitive, crufty, me-too UI.

Oh, wait.

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Firefox devs ask navels when to curtail Mac OS support

Greg K Nicholson
Stop

I'm confused

Are they thinking of dropping support “after the successor to 3.5”, or in Gecko 1.9.2 (i.e. *in* the successor to 3.5)?

Either way, 3.5 itself *will* support OS X 10.4, and will be supported until late 2010 at the earliest.

The devs would support Windows 3.1 if they could, but they have limited resources, so they have to make a trade-off. Remember, this is open source—if enough people really want to see subsequent Firefoxen work on OS X 10.4, they can do the work themselves.

In my opinion, this is just what you get when you buy OS X or Windows. At some point you'll have to upgrade to continue using supported software, and when you do it'll cost cash and possibly involve new hardware.

If you really want to avoid paying for upgrades, you're going to have to use a for-free distro.

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Mozilla releases final Firefox 3.5 beta

Greg K Nicholson
Dead Vulture

Hang on

It wasn't the show-stopping bugs that prompted the change of version number—it was the scale of the user-facing improvements made since 3.0. Same thing happened with 1.5.

Also, you should know by now that a link whose text is “here” should lead to “here”. A link going to Mozilla's website should be labelled “Mozilla's website”. I can hear Tim B-L crying from here (and I don't mean Mozilla's website).

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