Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Oct 2006 21:14 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft has confirmed that IE7 will be released as an optional download later this month. The long-awaited next version of Microsoft's browser software will be pushed out as an automatic update a "few weeks" later, probably as part of Microsoft's regular Patch Tuesday update cycle in either November or December. Firms not ready to install IE7 will be able to temporarily block the update.
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RE[3]: Liking what I see...
by dylansmrjones on Wed 11th Oct 2006 05:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Liking what I see..."
dylansmrjones
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2005-10-02

Actually, it's good it's supported through a plug-in. It ought to be a part of system-wide plug-in structure akin to datatypes on Amiga or translators on the BeOS/Zeta/Haiku/Syllable/SkyOS systems or akin to the kits in *step.

Applications shouldn't worry about what elements they support natively - they should support virtually nothing natively, but support virtually everything through systemwide plug-ins. So no place for MS-bashing here.

Plug-ins are good.

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RE[4]: Liking what I see...
by hal2k1 on Wed 11th Oct 2006 06:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Liking what I see..."
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2005-11-11

"Actually, it's good it's supported through a plug-in. It ought to be a part of system-wide plug-in structure akin to datatypes on Amiga or translators on the BeOS/Zeta/Haiku/Syllable/SkyOS systems or akin to the kits in *step.

Applications shouldn't worry about what elements they support natively - they should support virtually nothing natively, but support virtually everything through systemwide plug-ins. So no place for MS-bashing here.

Plug-ins are good."


You will all be pleased to know I found a way to get an SVG graphic into a Word document!

First I downloaded OpenOffice.org. Then I used OpenOffice.org writer to start a new document, and then I inserted a picture of the SVG graphics file. Then I saved the result in MS Word .doc format.

Mind you, once I have got the OpenOfffice.org suite on the system, I'm not at all sure exactly why I needed that last step. I could have just used Firefox to browse the web, and used the OpenOffice program for my document without involving MS Word at all, and save my documents in ISO standard ODF formats, and be standards compliant and integrated all along in the first place. Much easier, and way cheaper to boot.

This way, I don't need any half-baked plug-ins that run out of support and don't properly integrate with the whole desktop environment.

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