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  1. “We shall now count the days until the first security patch. Any bets?”
    ———————-

    I’m guessing the 2nd Tuesday of November. :-)
    Not that Firefox never gets security updates, seems that it gets them more and more as time goes by.

  2. “We shall now count the days until the first security patch. Any bets?”
    ———————-

    I’m guessing the 2nd Tuesday of November. :-)
    Not that Firefox never gets security updates, seems that it gets them more and more as time goes by.

  3. On the plus side, do you think a year from now we will see a wider adoption of RSS because of IE 7 being pushed out with windows automatic update?

  4. On the plus side, do you think a year from now we will see a wider adoption of RSS because of IE 7 being pushed out with windows automatic update?

  5. Wow, that was totally underwhelming…nice, for say 5 years ago…

    Cept for my friends NEWLY BOUGHT Dual-Core, that somehow 2 weeks from Dell, managed to flip up on WGA. Arrgh!

  6. Wow, that was totally underwhelming…nice, for say 5 years ago…

    Cept for my friends NEWLY BOUGHT Dual-Core, that somehow 2 weeks from Dell, managed to flip up on WGA. Arrgh!

  7. ummm, ya I downloaded and had it completely installed by 4 pm. I like it and it is smooth and fast. Have not found any problems yet and have been using it all day. I like that I can add rss feeds without any additional software or pasting any urls.
    It is alot different that IE 6 but I do not think it will take too long to get used to the tabbed browsing.

  8. ummm, ya I downloaded and had it completely installed by 4 pm. I like it and it is smooth and fast. Have not found any problems yet and have been using it all day. I like that I can add rss feeds without any additional software or pasting any urls.
    It is alot different that IE 6 but I do not think it will take too long to get used to the tabbed browsing.

  9. Hi Robert,

    MS also came out with Windows Media Player 11 Beta 2. It’s a eery copy of iTunes. Check it out.

  10. Hi Robert,

    MS also came out with Windows Media Player 11 Beta 2. It’s a eery copy of iTunes. Check it out.

  11. I’m concerned about installation security. First of all, the download links redirect outside of microsoft.com — already starting warning bells ringing in my head — the redirections are to switch.adtmt.com (which has already been flagged in my HOSTS file as a site to be blocked; not necessarily a problem but still something to be checked), and the installation program warns me to TURN OFF SPYWARE AND VIRUS SCANNING DURING INSTALLATION!!!

    I cannot even find an md5sum for the product to verify if it is a cleverly crafted spyware program or not.

    NO THANKS.

  12. I’m concerned about installation security. First of all, the download links redirect outside of microsoft.com — already starting warning bells ringing in my head — the redirections are to switch.adtmt.com (which has already been flagged in my HOSTS file as a site to be blocked; not necessarily a problem but still something to be checked), and the installation program warns me to TURN OFF SPYWARE AND VIRUS SCANNING DURING INSTALLATION!!!

    I cannot even find an md5sum for the product to verify if it is a cleverly crafted spyware program or not.

    NO THANKS.

  13. Internet Explorer 7 Vulnerability

    IE 7 was released today and within seconds there was a vulnerability released by Secunia. There are two sides to this…
    First, heads are going to roll at Microsoft I would have thought because of all of the ‘we waited forever to get all of t…

  14. Re: #3 by Sathya – with all the gloom and doom surrounding Yahoo! these days and things like the co-branded Yahoo!/IE browser and joint messneger projects still coming down the pipeline, am I the only one who thinks that the possibility of a Microsoft-Yahoo! alliance and/or takeover is still being discussed at some level?

    A strategic partnership between the two keeps making more and more sense to me, not less.

  15. Re: #3 by Sathya – with all the gloom and doom surrounding Yahoo! these days and things like the co-branded Yahoo!/IE browser and joint messneger projects still coming down the pipeline, am I the only one who thinks that the possibility of a Microsoft-Yahoo! alliance and/or takeover is still being discussed at some level?

    A strategic partnership between the two keeps making more and more sense to me, not less.

  16. Internet Explorer is a horrible product. I hate dealing with it. Its fundamentally broken implementation of CSS has caused me endless frustration and anger. And it was born of a mostly successful attempt at the sabotage of the web and interoperability, establishing a software monoculture that’s only now beginning to seriously erode.

    It may be meanspirited of me to say so, but I hope someone on the IE team reads this. Too little, too late, guys. You will NEVER get me back.

  17. Internet Explorer is a horrible product. I hate dealing with it. Its fundamentally broken implementation of CSS has caused me endless frustration and anger. And it was born of a mostly successful attempt at the sabotage of the web and interoperability, establishing a software monoculture that’s only now beginning to seriously erode.

    It may be meanspirited of me to say so, but I hope someone on the IE team reads this. Too little, too late, guys. You will NEVER get me back.

  18. Thanks Ross, and I am /not/ trolling here, but how is that any different than this one?

    Trojan piggybacks on Firefox:
    http://news.com.com/Trojan+piggybacks+on+Firefox/2100-7349_3-6098615.html

    The security issues only become problems because malicious people walk around kicking on doors to see which ones will open up.

    Most people don’t have a clue, as is evident by the sudden spike in traffic for utube.com after Google purchased YouTube.com
    (see Alexa traffic for utube.com, up 440%: http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details?q=&url=http://www.utube.com ).

    On another note, take something like the SPAM problem, which people can actually do something about (like tracking down who’s sending it) and yet the problem still remains.

  19. Thanks Ross, and I am /not/ trolling here, but how is that any different than this one?

    Trojan piggybacks on Firefox:
    http://news.com.com/Trojan+piggybacks+on+Firefox/2100-7349_3-6098615.html

    The security issues only become problems because malicious people walk around kicking on doors to see which ones will open up.

    Most people don’t have a clue, as is evident by the sudden spike in traffic for utube.com after Google purchased YouTube.com
    (see Alexa traffic for utube.com, up 440%: http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details?q=&url=http://www.utube.com ).

    On another note, take something like the SPAM problem, which people can actually do something about (like tracking down who’s sending it) and yet the problem still remains.

  20. I was pretty ambivalent about IE7 figuring that they wouldn’t break anything that works now. Then when I worked out how they are parsing RSS feeds (read – badly) and how it broke my XSL based app I got annoyed.

    It appears the IE team feel that searching the first 512 bytes for an element that begins with RSS (any case and even with following chars) or FEED (any case) will cause it to show the error page for a bad feed. So ‘RssWomble’ as an element will cause it to show the error page instead of doing the XSL thing. Of the two workarounds (turn off RSS on users’ computers, or put 512bytes of comments at the start of the file) I don’t really like either, so I guess I’ve got *more* work on my hands than I anticipated.

  21. I was pretty ambivalent about IE7 figuring that they wouldn’t break anything that works now. Then when I worked out how they are parsing RSS feeds (read – badly) and how it broke my XSL based app I got annoyed.

    It appears the IE team feel that searching the first 512 bytes for an element that begins with RSS (any case and even with following chars) or FEED (any case) will cause it to show the error page for a bad feed. So ‘RssWomble’ as an element will cause it to show the error page instead of doing the XSL thing. Of the two workarounds (turn off RSS on users’ computers, or put 512bytes of comments at the start of the file) I don’t really like either, so I guess I’ve got *more* work on my hands than I anticipated.

  22. I’ve found that placing this code in my page helps IE7 turn on the RSS discovered icon

    Do you have a link to one of your feeds which IE7 has problems with?

    Michael

  23. I’ve found that placing this code in my page helps IE7 turn on the RSS discovered icon

    Do you have a link to one of your feeds which IE7 has problems with?

    Michael

  24. okay – I give – couldn’t post the full code here.

    link rel=”alternate” type=”application/rss+xml” title=”Mobasoft, LLC RSS Feed” href=”http://www.mobasoft.com/wordpress/?feed=rss2″ /

  25. okay – I give – couldn’t post the full code here.

    link rel=”alternate” type=”application/rss+xml” title=”Mobasoft, LLC RSS Feed” href=”http://www.mobasoft.com/wordpress/?feed=rss2″ /

  26. I’ve been using it for a few days now.

    I like the interface. Seems to be a much better use of the screen real estate, and pleasing to the eye.

    Feeds are appropriately adjacent to Favorites. Adding/organizing feeds is also seamless. The tabs are an overdue improvement – and each tab lets you know if the page is connecting/downloading/etc. – so no frozen interface.

    Search box is in the upper right corner, which is nice. I wish there was a drop-down to select which search engine it uses.

    Overall…no complaints…

  27. I’ve been using it for a few days now.

    I like the interface. Seems to be a much better use of the screen real estate, and pleasing to the eye.

    Feeds are appropriately adjacent to Favorites. Adding/organizing feeds is also seamless. The tabs are an overdue improvement – and each tab lets you know if the page is connecting/downloading/etc. – so no frozen interface.

    Search box is in the upper right corner, which is nice. I wish there was a drop-down to select which search engine it uses.

    Overall…no complaints…