Links of note today, March 26th.
Some links I enjoyed today…
- HowSoftwareIsBuilt.com – Interview with Mike Shaver – Chief Evangelist – Mozilla: Great, detailed interview with my colleague Mike Shaver on Mozilla.
- ZDNet – What Microsoft can teach Apple about software updates: Ed Bott of ZDNet agrees with Mozilla’s CEO John Lilly on the recent controversy where Apple is using their Software Update mechanism to send Safari to iTunes users on Windows.
- TechCrunch – Bridging Desktop And Web Applications – A Look At Mozilla Prism: Matthew Gertner deep dives into site-specific browsing.
- ArsTechnica – Safari 3.1 on Windows: a true competitor arrives (seriously): “Fonts are still a problem. In fact, for me, the fonts are a deal-breaker. Safari 3.1 for Windows continues to use the Mac OS X font anti-aliasing mechanism rather than ClearType, which is the native font anti-aliasing system in Windows. The result is text that is often fuzzy, particularly smaller text. Sometimes small text looks bold when it isn’t.”
- Comments on the ArsTechnica review of Safari 3.1: “Mind you, I prefer the look of Leopard to Vista, but in the overall context of Vista Safari looks drab. ‘Drab’ is better in Leopard, but on Vista it looks like Cheney in a hunting coat among the tuxedo wearers.”
- Fast Company – Dead Man Walking — AOL and Time Warner — AOL Troubles: “…what emerges is a tale of failure on multiple fronts: short-term thinking, bad technology, bungled product development, a dramatic miscalculation of what drives page views on its own site, and a risk-averse culture more prone to imitation than innovation.“