Internet Week > News > Firefox Used By 1 In 10 Business Professionals > April 26, 2005
“Professionals are using Firefox over IE because they like the browser’s tabbed browsing feature and they see it as less of a security risk than the Microsoft browser,“
We’ve seen IE usage decline from 98.5% to 91.75% since August on the CALi website.
IEBlog : IE7 Transparent PNG Implementation
“My name is Sam Fortiner and I’m a developer on the Internet Explorer team here at Microsoft. I joined the company about a year ago when I was given the opportunity to work on IE. Since then I’ve worked on several aspects of IE and recently settled down into the layout and display team. As part of my work in this team, I implemented support for per-pixel alpha in PNGs.“
Aside from the fact this is avery good explanantion of what it took to get transparent PNG support into IE7, this post alos illustrates evrything that is good about corporate blogging. Indeed the entire IEBlog is a testament to how blogging can be used to connect with customers. We could all learn from this.
Pegasus Mail and Linux
“As discontent with Microsoft’s “business practices” grows, we have seen unprecedented interest in alternative solutions for operating systems and applications. As a natural consequence of this, I have received numerous, or maybe even innumerable requests for a Linux version of Pegasus Mail. As a corollary to these requests, I have had a lot of people suggest that I also move to an Open Source basis for maintaining the Pegasus Mail and Mercury source code.
In the past, I have taken a cautious “wait-and-see” approach to the idea of Open Source. I am now willing to accept that it is a valid model, and that it is producing some genuinely excellent packages (such as FireFox, of which I am inordinately fond). Ideologically, I believe that Open Source and I are a good match, and I would like to consider going that way.“
Pegasus Mail has always been one of my favorite windows email clients. I hope David Harris finds away to take it to open source.
freshmeat.net: Project details for TCExam
“TCExam is Web-based software for generating and managing online tests and exams. It simplifies the exam cycle, including generation, execution, evaluation, presentation, and archiving.“
Commercial package using PHP, MySQL to create and admin on line training.
freshmeat.net: Project details for Syntax Desktop
“Syntax Desktop is a publishing system used to manage the contents of a Web site. It has an attractive GUI with DHTML elements. You can use it to insert news, photos, documents, and tree data structures into your site. It features easy DB backup and style switching.“
Good use of DHTM GUI. I really should look into this more. It works in Firefox as well as IE.