Star Trek soap and deodorant would probably be enough
Agreed, it's the one thing that I keep using Firefox for. What popular Firefox extension features have been ported for Safari generally don't work nearly as well. For example, I don't want to use a system-wide proxy for ad blocking, and as nice as the web inspector is it's not as good as he Web Developer + Firebug extensions for Firefox... not to mention that most Safari tweaks require input manager hacks which are sketchy at best and prone to breaking between Safari releases.
If Safari had a system in place for writing extensions I wouldn't even have Firefox installed on my computer, it's generally painful to use for any period of time in OSX (it's a bad OSX "citizen" and feels like a ported Windows app). Page load performance I really don't care about, what I care about is the 1+ seconds it takes to open a new Firefox window once I have a bunch (~5-10) already open. Safari is instantaneous no matter how many windows I already have open, as it should be on a quad core system with 8 gigs of ram.
Source here for the curious:
1- "Oh damn, so it won't run any of my software?"
2- "Sure it will, we have Wine and Crossover!"
1- "So *if* it does run my software, it will run about 25% as fast as it would in its native environment, and probably buggy as hell?"
2- "Yup! You just wait, 2009 is the year of the Linux desktop!"
It's not exactly as straight forward as you make it sound.
Yeah, but I don't think any quad-core chips hit the performance/price sweet spot. More likely you'd get a dual core that is easily over clocked.
A laptop stand + USB keyboard is probably cheaper than any dock would be. I run mine closed with an external monitor hooked up.
You're doing it wrong.
Of the 10, 9 are merely updates of existing products - nothing new here.
So? It's not a list of "new OSS projects in 2008".
Android *is* new - but is hardly newsworthy by now.
"by now"?? It's a list of "coolest OSS projects of 2008", not "things that should be making the headlines on 12/31".
Clearly your expectations are a bit out of whack. I don't much care for the list, but that's because I don't much care for top 10 lists. You don't seem to like the list because you don't understand what it's supposed to be a list of.
The average Joe will run into DRM restrictions, and;(...)
The average Joe iTunes user won't eve know the DRM is there.