Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Sep 2010 19:14 UTC
Internet Explorer After several months and preview releases, Microsoft has finally lifted the curtain for the Windows Explorer 9 beta release. Internet Explorer 9 is Microsoft's attempt at not just catching up to the competition, but at actually surpassing them. Since enough sites will be focusing on just how many nanoseconds faster or slower the beta is compared to the competition, I'll talk a little about the new minimalist interface.
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Neolander
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2010-03-08

Do you know that most firefox developers work on OSX ? ^^ Learned that some times ago, by reading a blog post from a firefox developer who decided to make the switch from OSX to Windows 7 because of that.

Anyway, when I see my father browsing the web on his mac, it doesn't look like firefox is such terrible software. It seems to do its job...

Edited 2010-09-16 05:50 UTC

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Do you know that most firefox developers work on OSX ? ^^ Learned that some times ago, by reading a blog post from a firefox developer who decided to make the switch from OSX to Windows 7 because of that.

Anyway, when I see my father browsing the web on his mac, it doesn't look like firefox is such terrible software. It seems to do its job...


I wish they actually treated the Mac related bugs with some seriousness instead of ignoring them; people have noted them here, the failure to sleep bug, the high CPU utilisation when running a plugin (even when there is OOP), the lack of the ability to run 32bit plugins with a 64bit browser, the lack of Mac OS X integration with the features such as dictionary, keychain and so forth.

I too have been told that most developers work on Firefox using a MacBook but all evidence shows that they must be running Windows on this MacBooks because bugs specific to Mac OS X aren't being fixed - heck, I've just been following Firefox development and I see the Windows receive the first class hardware acceleration treatment but nothing on the Mac side of the equation.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I wish they actually treated the Mac related bugs with some seriousness


Only 5% of the world use Mac OS X on their desktop, Linux even less. It makes perfect sense for those two to play second and third fiddle, as much as you might not like it. Apple itself has been neglecting Mac OS X for years now (and it shows), so why should other players take it seriously?

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