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An Engineer’s Thoughts on Mac OS X Tiger – OSNews.com June 30, 2004Posted by rjdohnert in Software reviews.
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Goot article on OSNews where Jean-Baptiste Quéru really goes in depth on what he dislikes about Tiger and he also agree’s that Apple did in fact blatantly rip off Konfabulator. Really good read, be sure to check it out. One thing that I never mentioned before is that I would like to see Safari ported to Windows. On Mac OS X I think its a great browser and I have yet to see an alternative ie Opera, Mozilla, Firefox offer the same kind of user experience. Also, it might help KHTML get a better standards rating.
More JavaOne June 30, 2004Posted by rjdohnert in Software reviews.
Oracle gave some interesting demo’s tonight. Very neat data collaboration methods and stuff. Be sure to watch the webcasts for those of you not fortunate enough to be live at the keynotes. The Java games keynote by Scott McNealy was very cool and I just cant wait to get my hands on those games. I bid on one of the developer sets on eBay but was quickly outbid. I will do another bid but I will wait for bidding to slow down a bit. Yes i want the Opteron, no I will not be using Solaris on it 100%, I do intend to dual boot with Windows Server 2003 hehehehehehe.
Speaking of Scott McNealy and Microsoft. I was proud of Scott he did keep the rhetoric down a lot. One question that he did ask that Im going to comment on though. He asked if users were not in an outrage due to Microsofts weak system design and tons of exploits. I must say last summer I was very outraged and totally pissed at Microsoft and started thinking about actually abandoning Microsoft. I did not tho, because A) They do make a good reliable product. Windows 2000 Advanced Server just runs and it runs very well. Windows Server 2003 is my baby, I love my Windows Server 2003 box and if I could get it to have my children I would. B) I do not blame Microsoft for the malicious code thats out there. To blame Microsoft for the viruses of the world would be like trying to blame Glock, H&K and Smith & Wesson for all the robberies and murders that take place with their firearms. Microsoft is not to blame for the actions of these code writers. C) expands more of reason (B), I have seen the responsiveness of Microsofts new security initiatives. Hell I am a tester for Longhorn and a beta tester for Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Microsoft is making a lot of progress in the security department. They are doing a wonderful job writing more well refined code. Maybe Scott and his gang don’t see that because they are all wrapped up in Solaris and the JDS to actually test other platforms. Instead of Scott and Company complaining and bitching about it, they are partners with Microsoft, help them. Thats right, let me repeat myself HELP MICROSOFT. Sun has years of experience in OS design and they make some killer systems, Solaris is my favorite UNIX and JDS is my favorite Linux distro. Security is not a Microsoft problem, it is an industry problem. My clients get affected by this malicious code and these exploits and so do Sun’s. We all need to be willing to address the problems and to assist in any way we can. If its in our power, do it. Instead of complaining about the problem lets all be part of the solution. Im going to reitirate that I am not sore or annoyed with Scott for his comments. I know some Sun employees do read my blog. I had a lot of them read my review of Java Studio Creator and I got some nice e-mails from em, so if you guys are reading dont go back to Scott and say ” There is some punk talking crap about ya” I respect and admire Scott McNealy and I must say I love his keynotes and I enjoy listening to the man talk.
Now Im going to throw a little jab of my own at Jonathan Schwartz, the COO of Sun Microsystems, since I am a C# and “.NOT” fanatic. He made a comment that there are no viruses written on the Java platform. Wrong John, there are two.
McNealys keynote June 29, 2004Posted by rjdohnert in Software reviews.
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Scott McNealy’s keynot was amusing as always. Did he honestly think though that no one would bid more than a Penny?
JavaOne June 29, 2004Posted by rjdohnert in Software reviews.
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I am not a Java programmer. I dont like the Java programming Language. Im more of a C# .NET kind of guy. I do use Java though. I have to program to the Java programming language professionally and that means I do have to keep up with whats going on. I spent my entire night watching the webcast. I like several of the things that are going down in the Java community and I am really psyched about the Java Studio Creator it will make my life a lot easier. A lot of good stuff on the webcasts, I suggest everyone to check em out.
Cupertino, start your photocopiers June 29, 2004Posted by rjdohnert in Software reviews.
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Why wait until 2005 when you can get the original dashboard now.
This is the question that the creators of Konfabulator ask on their website. Why do they ask this? Well see for yourself. Do you see any familiarities? I sure as hell do. It was underhanded and spiteful of Apple to blatantly copy another persons work. They fucked these guys and didnt ask them if they wanted a breath mint, a cigarette or a lube. I wouldnt be so pissed at Apple if they just tried to make a competeing product, but for it to be so fricking blatant is a damn crime and Rose and Clarke should SUE the ever loving hell out of Apple computer. Apple accused Redmond of copying Tiger, by all means then take a look at Apples new search technology. Does that look familiar? It should, its just WinFS. Their paper on Metadata integration is nothing more than a blatant copy of a Microsoft datasheet. Apple didnt do anything innovative here, all they did was rip off Konfabulator and Sidebar as well as WinFS.
To Longhorn or not to Longhorn June 28, 2004Posted by rjdohnert in Software reviews.
So far I have watched the JavaOne keynote and the Apple keynote. Both make a lot of references to Longhorn, Microsofts next release of Windows. Sun even went as far as to keynote using Longhorn as the demo machine and it appeared to work vert well. Has Microsoft finally got it right. So tell me my readers, either in comments or in private e-mail. Will you longhorn, or will you not Longhorn?
Apple blasts Longhorn June 28, 2004Posted by rjdohnert in Software reviews.
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HAHAHAHA, very funny. I think Apple is the one doing the copying right about now since Longorn Alpha builds were available before “Tiger” was an glimmer in Steves eye
EU suspends Microsoft sanctions June 27, 2004Posted by rjdohnert in Software reviews.
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This is very good for Microsoft. I always thought that the EU decisions were kinda harsh, I just hope Microsoft gets through the appeal okay.