MozillaZine

MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

Monday May 24th, 1999

Steve Morrison, creator of the XULTool, has joined MozillaZine (as some of you may already know). He has been hard at work getting the XULTool working on our site, and we're pleased to announce that the ChromeZone is now online.

Now, with a simple form, you can change the look and feel of Mozilla, and create your own themes! You can also choose from some ready-made themes we have available. You can also send your own themes to ChromeZone for addition to our site.

So, fire up apprunner and head over to the chromeZone.

We got a lot of great entries for our little "name our new chrome area" contest, but in our final vote, "ChromeZone" came out on top. A number of people submitted the name "ChromeZone" or a variation for our contest. Clayton Scott was the first, however, and his prize is a stuffed Mozilla doll from Netscape. I know we didn't promise any prizes for the contest, but we wanted to give something to the winner.

Thanks to everyone for you contributions, and if you have any suggestions for the chromeZone, let us know.


#37 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by Kovu <Kovu401@netscape.net>

Tuesday May 25th, 1999 6:35 PM

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Windows is selling now. But how much longer do you think companies (OEMs) will pay well over $1000 for an NT server and four clients, plus having to pay Microsoft's customer supportless asses (30 days with Win 98! THIRTY DAYS!) to fix its buggy ass like DAILY, when they can use Linux, where they pay about $50-$60 for one copy of Linux and pay their OWN people to fix the thing, or pay IBM (yes, IBM is beginning to offer not only Linux machines but support for them, and so is Dell, and Gateway, and Compaq, and HP.

In June, Microsoft will be hit with FOUR simultaneous trials. Beautiful. Microsoft recently lost in their bid to postpone the other three trials pending outcome of the Justice trial, and it was ruled the prosecutions could also share evidence. Microsoft thankfully botched up round one badly (they admitted doctoring a videotape among other silly things), and are now going to try to prove that AOL is a threat to their operating system's monopoly stature. They may be right.

And THEN you count in the new Amiga coming out X-mas 99 with a real-time OS a fraction of the size and complexity of Windows )

It has no registry, and keeps the /System files seperate from application files (those stay WITH the application AWAY from system files, no browsers intertwined with completely unrelated library system files to fool those stupid court people), a DVD-ROM comes standard as the access device, all for like $500 (maybe $600). Wordperfect 2000 is supposed to be coming out with the NGAmiga (around the same time as the Linux version, and Corel's open source GUI for Linux, along with, I'm quite sure, versions of Netscape Communicator 5.0, since Mozilla is made to port. There will be an early x86 developer system (Q3 99) $1000 or so/AmigaSoft OE, and more all released with support from PC maker Gateway, Inc., of whom Amiga is now a subsidiary <http://www.amiga.com> and written on top of at least QNX's Neutrino 2.0 OS and Java2. 4MB kernel. Multimedia powerhouse--this X'mas. If iMac can do well at $1399 last Christmas, well we'll see. I won't be buying WIndows 98 second edition is all I can say.

And about Mozilla, well, it works and it works WELL, and it's a full two months from beta. Gecko brings up <http://www.microsoft.com> like INSTANTLY I mean, minus these bugs, this thing HOSES IE. Especially given that not only can these millions you guys are going on about who have never even heard the term CSS1 are going to care so long as their browser is FAST and TIGHT. IE is neither compared to Mozilla. And you can visit a site, preview its unique features -- not just new colors but new buttons, minus toolbars, different UI completely -- and then close your browser if it wigs out and it's gone, and you don't even have to reboot, just start up your browser again.