Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Mar 2009 23:26 UTC, submitted by inkslinger
Internet Explorer Recently, Microsoft released Internet Explorer 8, which boasted much better standards compliance than previous iterations of the browser. While it passed the Acid2 test, IE8 failed miserably in the Acid3 test, and many people criticised Microsoft for it. Microsoft Australia's Nick Hodge has stated that Microsoft purposefully decided not to support Acid3, because the test tests against draft standards.
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RE[3]: He should be...
by johnboyholmes on Wed 25th Mar 2009 01:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: He should be..."
johnboyholmes
Member since:
2005-11-16

I am not sure you are making the strongest argument when you talk about a beta product and call it by the wrong name.

Firefox 3.1 is now going to be released as Firefox 3.5

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RE[4]: He should be...
by lemur2 on Wed 25th Mar 2009 01:49 in reply to "RE[3]: He should be..."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I am not sure you are making the strongest argument when you talk about a beta product and call it by the wrong name. Firefox 3.1 is now going to be released as Firefox 3.5


True. It was, however, called Firefox 3.1 beta 3 when it was tested and scored 94 out of 100.

Now you wouldn't want me to claim that Firefox 3.5 scored 94 out of 100 for Acid3 testing when Firefox 3.5 doesn't exist yet, would you? Firefox 3.1 beta 3 does exist, and it has been tested.

Satisfied?

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RE[4]: He should be...
by middleware on Wed 25th Mar 2009 05:46 in reply to "RE[3]: He should be..."
middleware Member since:
2006-05-11

So you see what, that is, open source software has more rapid frequency to introduce new features. While it takes years to create a new release for Windows (even for SP), and IE, it takes months for a Linux kernel and open source browser. So if IE left behind at the startup, it never catches up.

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