Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Feb 2008 22:09 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft has sent an e-mail to a select number of its previous beta testers regarding the upcoming release of IE8 beta 1. "We are nearing the launch of Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 and we will be making it available for the general public to download and test. IE8 Beta 1 is focused on the developer community, with the goal of gaining valuable feedback to improve Internet Explorer 8 during the development process."
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RE[2]: Developer Feedback
by sbergman27 on Tue 26th Feb 2008 14:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Developer Feedback"
sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

I'm thinking of the Gates deposition during the DOJ proceedings, in which he was asked a whestion about the IE "browser". He looked quite confused, and claimed he did not understand what the questioner meant by "browser". Windows doesn't come with a "browser", you see. It comes with web technologies. QED

Maybe they would lie, and maybe they wouldn't. But they most certainly have no problem with deception, subterfuge, misinformation, and diverionary tactics, as their history clearly shows.

I believe that you have been advocating the view that Microsoft has changed, turned over a new leaf, found God, and are good team players today.

Maybe they are, and maybe they aren't. But even if they are, as with any entity with a reputation for deception, they are going to have to work very hard for a very long time to prove it. And that is how it should be.

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RE[3]: Developer Feedback
by google_ninja on Tue 26th Feb 2008 15:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Developer Feedback"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

I believe that you have been advocating the view that Microsoft has changed, turned over a new leaf, found God, and are good team players today.


That made me chuckle ;) Changed from the early 90s? definately. Turned a new leaf? I would say so. Found God and are good team players? To a degree.

What I have been saying is that we have had demonstratable proof in a serious evility reduction in the company. They are still a business, and as such are still capable of pulling shitty moves. But nowadays, I don't think they are really any better or worse then other companies, like apple, or even google.

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