Posts Tagged ‘cnet’

April Fools 2008

As usual, my list of April Fools that I saw today: Google’s Project Virgle the first permanent human colony on Mars. Google’s Gmail Custom Time lets you choose when to send mail. Never be late again. Google’s gDay™ with Mate™ lets you search content on the internet before it’s created. Google Talk to convert conversations […]

Top Windows Programs Open Source

CNet has a slide show with it’s top Windows programs. It’s a pretty good list. I’d agree with it for pretty much everything. What I found really interesting is that of the 9 listed, 7 are open source. Here’s the rundown with the license for the source of each: Audacity – GPL Paint.NET – MIT […]

Googlefox Redux

Yes, it’s another Google/Firefox blog post. This time in response to a CNet blog post regarding Google’s relationship with Mozilla. It makes a few interesting points, but quite a bit of it is silly or outdated. It was edited at some point late this morning or early afternoon from it’s original form (as it mentions). […]

Firefox in the top 10

CNet’s download.com posted their Top 10 downloads of the last 10 years. What’s really impressive is that most programs on that list have been around well over a year. Some are around for several years. Firefox really hit 1.0 in November. Making it one (if not the) newest on the list. Quite an impressive showing.

The reviews come in…

CNET posted a review of Firefox 1.0, and of particular interest is this breakdown of their rating: Setup and interface 8 Features 9 Service and support 7 [Source: CNET @ 11/10/2004 9:20 AM EST ] I want to draw attention to “Service and Support”. That’s where open source still lacks. Firefox destroyed in marketing thus […]