June was quite the month for releases:
- Fx 3 Alpha 5 – Later than planned but finally saw the inclusion of Places again
- Netscape 9 Beta 1 – Only four months after the initial announcement (of course it helps that it is built off of Firefox 2)
- Flock 0.7.14 – Nothing all that special just
- Thunderbird 188.8.131.52
- Safari 3.0 Beta For Windows – How Weird!
- Major Update – at long last the update the allows user to go from Fx 1.5 to 2.0 automatically
Whilst on the subject of Safari, I did take it for a ‘Test Drive‘. It handled better than I thought it would but still had some issues as expected with a ‘Beta’ release. Of course this was right before it became apparent that Safari & Minefield Don’t Mix.
Gran Paradiso (Firefox 3) Items:
- Fx 3 to Support Native Audio/Video – Support for the the forthcoming <VIDEO> <AUDIO> HTML 5 Tags
- Larry, the passport dude – a new way to verify a site’s identity and if it is “safe”
- Gran Paradiso (Fx 3) Poster/Wallpaper – Part of an internal Mozilla marketing campaign.
- Fx 3 User Interface (UI) Redo – An all new (somewhat) easier to use interface.
And now this about Microsoft:
- Ubuntu & Microsoft: NO DEAL! – The Ubuntu founders reject Microsoft’s patent protection deal .
- “I think it’s a problem with Vista” – Presentations never go as planned, especially when Windows Vista is being used.
- Microsoft Surface – Got $10K laying around, get a ‘big ass table’ with Microsoft Surface.
- Google: “Vista’s Desktop Search Program Anti-Trust Violation!” – Here we go again with Google and Microsoft. In April it was Microsoft claiming Google’s purposed acquisition of DoubleClick was an Anti-Trust Violation, now this.