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.
#52 To: Daniel re: NG Amiga
Tuesday May 25th, 1999 9:45 PM
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NG Amiga will not be Commodore's Amiga. Amiga is owned by Gateway, Inc. Gateway.com does huge amounts of business through its yourware.com. It sells a a AMD K7 450 mhz with a year's free Internet access, support, full Works or Wordperfect 8 suite, all that plus the ability to trade up for another PC in a year -- or an Amiga, maybe -- $1350. Gateway can push Amiga -- Gateway and Dell own that market. NGAmiga is an entirely new product, and will be the first fully real-time mass market operating system (not Windows), Internet ready, with a DVD-ROM to start, built-in monitor, the whole bit, for $500 (just the lower-end home computers. If iMac, which features no DVD-ROM, blue coloring and a lousy mouse shaped horribly wrong with one button AS ITS MOST TOUTED FEATURES at more than DOUBLE the cost (X-mas 98 it was $1299 and $1399) of Amiga, with iMac commercials even stating like 80% of Americans still haven't bought a computer yet, you haven't seen anything yet.
If people will pay $1299 for yesterday's computer last Christmas (sorry, iMac is just a Mac and I like Windows better), they'll pay $500 for tomorrow's computer this X-mas. Intense 3-D capabilities, fast, RELIABLE performance.
Just like Mozilla, Amiga needed to spend the time and reinvent the wheel, and with QNX (modular enough to run credit card machines everywhere with the same OS and the same game on two computers in real-time (no delay)), Java2, minus a registry and all such useless, complicated crap (Microsoft even mentioned it might make it's connectivity open-source because it was so complicated.) and system files that don't get corrupted by programs. Imagine never having to reboot when you install a new program, or OS? Like 4 times as fast as Windows 98? Windows 2000 was at last count like 60,000 lines of code, and it's still a 32-bit system. Can something that big ever work properly? Something better is coming. You'll dig it.
And that's just the lower-end system, there'll be bigger ones, and Gateway will sell them over the Internet, right alongside their PCs, with financing even. Right around the time of M9 (July 23-24 World of Amiga show in London) Amiga has promised to end its silent mode and start talking. That's when you'll start hearing about it. Gateway is not small. I'll bet they'll include Amiga in they're trade up policy. It's on, it just hasn't been broadcasted yet. Must keep quiet you know.