Linked by Kroc Camen on Mon 9th Nov 2009 14:20 UTC
Editorial Hands up if you use Firefox. Have used it? Know about it? Heard of it? 'Sites up and down the World Wide Web today will be celebrating five years of Firefox. When I sat down to write this I worried about having to list the history of its features and landmark events and the news of the past five years. Other sites will be comprehensively doing that, there is nothing I can add to that list that Google can't surmise. Instead I will be telling you what Google does not know, my story of Firefox and what Firefox has meant to all of us.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
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That sucks.

I think part of the reason why it was so diversified, is the freedom that the university and department gave to each professor. One spent his entire research budget on a couple SGI oxygen workstations. Another set up a beowolf linux cluster. Also, we had an old VMS running email for the entire university. Everyone in the university had to use it to check their email. The curriculum itself wasn't necessarily steeped in such diversity (the labs all ran windows), but in the course of doing the assignments using different diverse technologies was sort of required. It did a good job of teaching me to find and then us the best tool for the job.

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