It's like people have forgotten that they can actually poke around and figure things out for themselves. If it's not readily apparent, they assume it can't be done.
I think you got it wrong. The software should adjust to its users not the other way round. Even if you think that your users are lazy and not willing to invest few minutes of their time to learn the new great features you have for them then you should try to force yourself to listen to them. Because, well, otherwise they will just stop being interested in you at all. Well, in the end there will be an adjustment and Mozilla will have the sort of users it wants - somewhere around 5-10% market share would be my guess.
It's ironic that a poster child of the right wing - free trade - has done more for re-distribution of wealth from rich to poor counties than all the socialist ideals put together.
It's not that much ironic as it redistributed wealth from the lower classes in the west. During the last 30 years real wages for middle and lower income workers stagnated. But the top 1% are making much more.
Yes but let's assume we aren't asking the question for the 0.00001% of humanity with no interest in being a part of society.
He was writing for the slashdotters, not humanity
Right, and it's much easier to do so when you control a huge percentage of the mobile space. Again, my post was wondering if Apple would be able to resist that temptation.
Well, in the past they did not accept into their store apps that offered alternative to they own products and services.
In the early days of its App Store, Apple rejected two Google applications - Voice and Latitude.
Apple's rules were later relaxed, following an investigation by the US Federal Communications Commission.
It could be related to NoScript since I don't see the permanent spinner when using Opera.
Yes, if I do "Allow all of this page" the spinner goes away
Microsoft was a bland bureaucracy that produced the worst sort of bloated corporate junkware. They were monopolistic pigs with contemptible table manners (think Ballmer here).
Do you seriously want to broaden MS critisism to Ballmers table manners? Somewhat weird on Slashdot
> Upsized font - are you using a trackpad (e.g. on a laptop) and you happen to be holding the control key when the font blows up?
Nope. It's just started to happen with FF5. For example: You start FF - the page loads with larger fonts. You restart and it displays normally.
Taking the opportunity to whine about Firefox.
Does anybody else have a problem with FF5 displaying pages in upsized font randomly? And sometimes it displays pages as without css styles applied. Also seemingly randomly.
> The __only__ positive thing about IE is that they have gotten better at supporting web standards.
But is is a pretty important one, no?
Beware of the Turing Tar-pit in which everything is possible but nothing of interest is easy.