We linked to a review of Mac OS X "Tiger." Developers of KDE browser Konqueror announced it had passed the ACID2 test. It had included patches from work Apple had done on Safari, which had been out for more than a year in June 2004.
Finally, gaming icon, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto spoke with CNN and discussed why innovation is dying in the video game industry. He spoke about Nintendo's upcoming console, then-codenamed "revolution." What we now know as the Wii really ended up being a revolution, and threw Nintendo's console rivals for a loop. Going back and reading that article is like watching a movie about the D-day invasion. Nintendo, and everyone else must have been thinking that their "revolution" was a long shot at best, but looking back from 2009, its success almost seems inevitable. I tend to agree with Shigeru Miyamoto that innovation was dying in 2004, but I think the players of all console games can be happy that the Wii gave the game industry a jolt of adrenaline and kicked them back toward gameplay and fun, instead of just an FPS war.
And an added bonus: read the OSNews comments on the Apple x86 and Nintendo stories to see opinions that are alternatingly clueless and visionary in retrospect. Do you recognize your opinions in there? How have they changed?