>As one of the first companies, we at PensioenPage are proud to announce we have confirmed compatibility with Firefox 3.0, mere hours after it’s release. Since we adhere to a standards-based approach, compatiblity is mostly out-of-the-box.
Monthly Archives: June 2008
Some other browser news:
- Opera 9.5 has been released;
- the Firefox 3.1 features have been defined, see the MozillaWiki and the article on MozillaLink; a first alpha release is target for mid July;
- Microsoft announced that the 2nd beta of IE 8 is scheduled for August 2008;
- the GrApple theme (that makes Firefox look like a native Mac app) has been updated for Firefox 3.
>Several sites (including MacRumors and Arstechnica) are spreading the rumor that Mac OS X 10.6 will be announced at Apple’s WWDC, this coming week. The new release will supposedly be called “Snow Leopard” and the release focus will be on stability and performance.
If this is true, then that is in my opinion a Good Thing. After using FreeBSD and Linux on my primary desktop for years, I switched to Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) in Q4 2006. Although I’ve not had major problems, OS X has been pestering me now and then:
- crashing background processes (sometimes several times an hour)
- spontaneous reboots (1 or 2 per year)
- failures to come back to life after being suspended (closed lid on MacBook Pro)
Rock solid stability is definitely very much welcomed, as well as improved security, especially for professional/business users like myself.
For me, a desktop computer should allow it’s users to work efficient. For this, you need sufficient speed, proper functionality, an effective keyboard/mouse/touch interface, stability and security.
In my experience, the OS X 10.4 operating system works nicely, but has it’s stability issues. It’s probably more stable than Windows, but definitely less than Linux and FreeBSD.
Update (June 10): Indeed this has been announced by Apple as anticipated, see the Apple site for more information.
Although the fish logo is funny, I find it hard to associate it with speed in any way…
>NeoOffice 2.2.3 patch 5 has been released. Nothing exciting, just some bug fixes:
- Opening Office 2003 XML files produced a General I/O error
- Poor selection of Polish and Cyrillic replacement fonts
- Landscape documents could be cropped when printing
NeoOffice is an OpenOffice.org-cousin that nicely integrates with Mac OS X, unlike the regular OpenOffice.org 2 for Mac OS X, which requires X11 to function.