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M13 Alpha - What's Next?

Thursday January 27th, 2000

Mozilla.org has declared M13 to be "alpha" which means Mozilla needs your attention and constructive bug reports as it pushes towards beta. Why not check out the latest builds and start using Mozilla more and more throughout your day?

Also, you can join the gathering in #mozillazine every evening. Talk about the latest builds, help clear out duplicate bugs, or just hang and chat. Point your IRC client at irc.mozilla.org, or, better yet, you can use the Chatzilla IRC client enabled in the latest builds (under the Tasks menu). Just start up the client, /attach moznet, and then /join #mozillazine. You'll probably want to change your nick from IRCMonkey to something more appropriate once you get connected. :-) You can also use the Java chat client on our chat page.


#56 Re: I wouldn't call it dishonest

by Tanyel <tanyel@straightblack.com>

Friday January 28th, 2000 10:49 PM

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The only other programs I have seen that do this are all shareware. It is not just an annoying business tactic. It is shareware being marketed as freeware.

When Quicktime asks "why upgrade," it says the reason is looping video and the ability to save videos. The real reason is to get rid of that stupid nag screen.

If there are any Apple employees reading this, please tell me why you do not make your stupid plugin more useful. It should only handle Quicktime files. Why must it ruin PNG files and WAV files too? I used to be able to play WAV files in Web browsers without seeing that stupid "why upgrade" ad. I think Mozilla would be better off with an alternative plugin for Quicktime videos.