Archive | August 22, 2003

They love OE, they love OE not…

I’ve seen the rumor, the denial, the confirmation,… Now InfoWorld has
this headline on their page, but clicking on the link leads to a “Page
Not Found…” perhaps it’s a conspiracy.
Microsoft pledges allegiance to Outlook Express.
Microsoft never ditched Outlook Express, the company said Thursday,
hoping to end speculation about the future of its free e-mail client. [InfoWorld: Top News]

It’s tough inside MSFT, too…

Chris Brumme’s blog. Microsoft senior developer Chris Brumme doesn’t post often to his weblog
often, but every one of his essays is a lengthy, authoritative, and
candidly self-critical exploration of .NET and CLR arcana, the sort of
thing you might expect to read on MSDN (minus the self-criticism, that
is). And in fact, the absence of this material from MSDN is
controversial. Back in June, Dare Obasanjo complained about that. Robert Scoble’s response was:
[Jon’s Radio]

You’ve got GUI!

A picture named MozRadio.JPGLogging
onto Radio this morning and picking a topic to post brought up a
graphical editor! Up to this point, I’ve been hand-coding all my HTML
in a plain edit box (I use Mozilla as my primary browser). Please forgive my trespasses as I play with fonts, styles and colors today….

Longhorn Evangelist Debunks Professed ‘Aero’ Shots

Longhorn Evangelist Debunks Professed ‘Aero’ Shots [OSNews]

Robert Scoble, technology evangelist for Longhorn at Microsoft, has called into question several purported screenshots of the next-generation Longhorn interface code-named “Aero.” “These look like early demonstration screens, and not how Longhorn will eventually look,” Scoble wrote in his Web log. “The
real “Aero” is one of Longhorn’s biggest secrets — I’ve seen it, but
can’t load it on my own machine and am locked out of the server where
it’s kept,
” says Microsoft’s Scoble. “I am not even sure they’ll show it off at the PDC.
Indeed, the screenshots are using icons from all over the place
(including a BeOS icon), which proves that these are just early
concepts/mockups and not the real/finished thing.

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