It has been news today that AOL is firing people from Netscape, mainly from research and development. There is no doubt that this is results about AOL vs. Microsoft settlement 2 months ago where MS settle antitrust suit brought by AOL Time Warner, paying the latter $750 million.
But is this really a bad thing? This is how business works; if you have money you can buy your competitor out. Microsoft doesn?t want future development on fat web clients because that would kill their office application. Ok, this is a bad thing for those people in Netscape who got laid off but I believe MS did not choose to laid off bad ones and those who are now writing their CV’s can write there that “MS paid AOL $750M to get me fired” ;-)
Hehe… goto Google and put “weapons of mass destruction” into search query and then press “I’m feeling lucky”
A new version of Windows is far far away. I guess we need to stick on XP at least ~3 more years. Hmm… This is sounds good for linux for desktops.
Full article at USA Today
I just read nice article about The Missing Future of Software Developers. Very intresting reading.
Joel on Software talks about how programmers hate user interface programming…
I would just love if someone could write once and for all a operating system which would work simultaneously with web. When I would like to participate to a meeting I could just click meeting on webpage and my computer, knowing that it is indeed a form of appointment, will pick up all the right information, and understand it enough to send it to all the right applications. Not to all Microsoft applications but to all devices.
I?am so tired to type calendar events to my Nokia, Outlook at office and Mozilla calendar at home. I have had this exactly same problem years and there hasn?t been any improvments. Actually I think it has got worse than it was few years ago. Few years ago Microsoft was promising in future all devices to work with Windows but today they say that all Microsoft product will work together. :(
I just found nice app called SharpMT. Looks nice little app for posting blogs to movabletype. Let’s see if this appears on my page :)
I just update Movable type to version 2.64 and just testing that everything works.
Dalai Lama was just today in a town where I live. Frederiksberg Denmark. That’s kinda amazing I did not know that he was here until I saw bunch of people walking on my street wearing some rope instead spring collection from H&M. :)
Too bad, I would it love to hear what he had to say. Especially critism about invadors…
“Over the last few days, several people have written in with the news that there will be no further standalone versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer. Future enhancements to the browser will only be delivered in the form of operating system upgrades. The news was confirmed by Internet Explorer Program Manager Brian Countryman in a May 7th online chat discussing the changes made to Internet Explorer for Windows Server 2003. He said: “As part of the OS, IE will continue to evolve, but there will be no future standalone installations. IE6 SP1 is the final standalone installation… Legacy OSes have reached their zenith with the addition of IE 6 SP1. Further improvements to IE will require enhancements to the underlying OS.” The next consumer version of Windows, codenamed Longhorn, is due in 2005.
So does this mean that MS is starting finally closing windows into one big packet. It seems that MS has moved their focus from 3 party developers to managers and end users by providing out of the box packet.
There wont be Internet based wysiwyg enviroment on IE if you want to post publish article on the net buy new windows and office with frontpage.
If I would be 3 party developer I would be worried… Hey wait a minute I’am 3 party developer… damn…
It is nice to start morning with nice ad’s.