Compuserve 7 Ships with Gecko
Tuesday April 16th, 2002
Both c|net and Slashdot are reporting that Compuserve 7 has shipped, and AOL used Gecko, rather than Trident (IE), to power the layout of content. Compuserve's content is completely web-based, so AOL using Gecko as the layout engine shows their confidence in it. Check out the c|net story or if you have Compuserve, grab 7.0.
Thursday April 18th, 2002 12:51 PM
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If you're a regular joe user, Unix has a terribly unintuitive UI (excepting Mac OS X). Sure, your mom writes her letters real easily. That's the UI of the word processor you're talking about, not that of Unix. Can your mom install an application as simply as she can on Windows? Say Mozilla for instance? Will she be able to put the Mozilla icon on her Panel, etc.? Will she know how to upgrade glibc if she needs to for a new app?
As for the comparison with the Windows Registry: Most users don't mess with the registry, so that's not even relevant. That's like saying "this bicycle is a lot easier to learn to drive than this 747."