Major Gecko Announcement!
Monday March 20th, 2000
Dave Hodder writes, "Yahoo has an article on Netscape 6, headed 'Netscape's Revolutionary Gecko Browser Technologies Adopted by IBM, Intel, Liberate, NetObjects, Nokia, Red Hat, and Sun Microsystems'. It also mentions Gecko, XUL and AOL TV."
Most of the names on the list shouldn't be a surprise to most Mozilla followers. MozillaZine announced the Nokia/Intel Internet appliance months ago, and there are well known developers from RedHat, Sun, and IBM making major contributions to the codebase.
Interesting, however, is the quote from Mitchell Kertzman, President and CEO of Liberate Technologies. Mitchell states, "Netscape Gecko fits well as a key component of our software, helping us create a better interactive TV experience and resulting in greater success for AOL TV and other partners using the Liberate platform". It looks like Mozilla's reach is going beyond the desktop, beyond the "Internet Appliance" and into the set-top arena.
#32 Because it's handy.
Tuesday March 21st, 2000 2:28 PM
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Very handy. And not just for browsing. I wish it worked in Linux, because I'm hitting it thinking it works. I'm not a Linux braniac, but I use it for testing of pages and fooling around, but I'm used to the wheel. Any window with a scroll bar, I can scroll with a click or with a roll of my finger. Plus, it rocks in Quake 3 Arena, so it's not just some kludge.
I agree that Billy has whims, but just because MS came up with the wheel on a mouse doesn't mean it's bad. The Intellimouse, now THAT'S bad. Can't move too fast or it looses tracking...