Plain and simple, the site is broken. Icons, texts, menus are overlapping each other.
Everyone can see now that every piece of DHTML code must be written twice, once for all the browsers, and then specifically for IE.
The unbearable lightness of releasing buggy software at MS is shocking.
The results are deployed here in front of your eyes.
IE 8 emulating IE7
Firefox 3 Beta 3
Comparing to Microsoft aggressiveness, I was wondering whether Apple is just passive aggressive?
Both companies are making money selling proprietary, closed-source software (and hardware) . Perhaps Apple just dose it more gently with a wider smile on the face. That is all.
Even getting a legal copy of OS x runs on a virtual machine is almost impossible.
For now, I will stick with Dell which runs Linux smoothly.
Microsoft interoperability announcement is a significant switch and a remarkable milestone onto the way to make the world of software an open, standardized and perhaps free as well. Especially regarding the IE8 default behavior.
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I have said in the past that IE would eventually become an open source browser and so it would. I believe that by the year of 2013 .NET, IE and perhaps more products from Microsoft would be become open source projects.
There is no other way to keep your top rank in any business than being the best, by all means. Ever since the world of software have realized the the best way to write a software if the open-source way, Microsoft would have to join this principles in order to survive. The fact that more and more developers are switching to free and open-source tools, languages and platforms and barely the vice versa is the only fact that counts in the long run.