Re: Mozilla Corp's Windows bias is showing yet again - Linux

This is a discussion on Re: Mozilla Corp's Windows bias is showing yet again - Linux ; On Oct 17, 1:43 pm, "[H]omer" wrote: > Linux not worth it, says Mozilla dev: > > .---- > | Mozilla user interface design specialist Alex Faaborg wrote a > | lengthy blog entry last week about plans for the ...

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  1. Re: Mozilla Corp's Windows bias is showing yet again

    On Oct 17, 1:43 pm, "[H]omer" wrote:
    > Linux not worth it, says Mozilla dev:
    >
    > .----
    > | Mozilla user interface design specialist Alex Faaborg wrote a
    > | lengthy blog entry last week about plans for the Firefox 3 visual
    > | refresh. Faaborg explained the importance of creating applications
    > | that visually integrate with the rest of the operating system and
    > | displays screenshots of the new default Firefox 3 themes for Mac OS
    > | X and Vista.
    > |
    > | [...]
    > |
    > | Although Faaborg's blog post provides much insight into the efforts
    > | that Mozilla is investing in making Firefox 3 look right on Windows
    > | and Mac OS X, one thing was absent from his blog post: Linux. Linux
    > | users began posting comments on the blog requesting additional
    > | information about plans for Linux visual integration.
    > |
    > | The concerns expressed by Linux users were initially dismissed by
    > | Mozilla's lead user experience designer Mike Beltzner. "A visual
    > | refresh for Linux has not been scoped nor added to the [product
    > | requirements], and like previous incarnations, it will likely pick
    > | up the Windows XP theme," wrote Beltzner. "In terms of relative
    > | effort, it's not worth the time and investment cost for us to do
    > | this."
    > `----
    >
    > http://arstechnica.com/journals/linu...zilla-working-...
    >
    > Faaborg eventually apologised ... after some heavy flaming.
    >
    > Mozilla Corporation's attitude WRT many things; including trademarks,
    > Thunderbird, and GNU/Linux; rather sours the overall benefits of their
    > software - which is technically good. Pity their politics isn't.
    >
    > As for "investment" ... this is just bizarre! Who /buys/ Firefox?



    For [M]oron - "TIME spent" writing software is considered an
    investment.


    Mozilla knows EXACTLY from the server logs that 99% of downloads are
    for Windows users and hardly anyone (< 1%) uses linux. Why should they
    waste their time supporting a platform that nobody uses?



  2. Re: Mozilla Corp's Windows bias is showing yet again

    Sinister Midget wrote:

    > Mozilla knows EXACTLY from the server logs that 99% of downloads are for Windows users ..


    Care to produce a citation to the alleged logs ..

  3. Re: Mozilla Corp's Windows bias is showing yet again

    ____/ Doug Mentohl on Saturday 20 October 2007 15:12 : \____

    > Sinister Midget wrote:
    >
    >> Mozilla knows EXACTLY from the server logs that 99% of downloads are for
    >> Windows users ..

    >
    > Care to produce a citation to the alleged logs ..


    Idiots. Firefox is /PREINSTALLED/ on just about every f* Linux distro. Who on
    earth downloads Linux versions of Firefo?. Even many updates are automatic.
    Not to mention repos... got my last Firefox update 2 days ago.., off the repo.

    There are lies, damn lies, and Mozilla zealots.

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  4. Re: Mozilla Corp's Windows bias is showing yet again

    In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz

    wrote
    on Sat, 20 Oct 2007 18:31:30 +0100
    <1836904.CavLrL5HT6@schestowitz.com>:
    > ____/ Doug Mentohl on Saturday 20 October 2007 15:12 : \____
    >
    >> Sinister Midget wrote:
    >>
    >>> Mozilla knows EXACTLY from the server logs that 99% of downloads are for
    >>> Windows users ..

    >>
    >> Care to produce a citation to the alleged logs ..

    >
    > Idiots. Firefox is /PREINSTALLED/ on just about every f* Linux distro. Who on
    > earth downloads Linux versions of Firefo?. Even many updates are automatic.
    > Not to mention repos... got my last Firefox update 2 days ago.., off the repo.
    >
    > There are lies, damn lies, and Mozilla zealots.
    >


    Not sure about the preloads, but Mozzie has some
    interesting stuff going.

    [1] Firefox, of course.
    [2] Gecko basis.

    I have no idea whether [2] and [1] have a common code base,
    but there's Galeon, Epiphany, and Kahehakase which depend
    on Gecko, and there may be others.

    This is a more complex question than it really should be.

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    It's a question of when.

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  5. Re: Mozilla Corp's Windows bias is showing yet again

    ____/ The Ghost In The Machine on Saturday 20 October 2007 19:51 : \____

    > In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
    >
    > wrote
    > on Sat, 20 Oct 2007 18:31:30 +0100
    > <1836904.CavLrL5HT6@schestowitz.com>:
    >> ____/ Doug Mentohl on Saturday 20 October 2007 15:12 : \____
    >>
    >>> Sinister Midget wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Mozilla knows EXACTLY from the server logs that 99% of downloads are for
    >>>> Windows users ..
    >>>
    >>> Care to produce a citation to the alleged logs ..

    >>
    >> Idiots. Firefox is /PREINSTALLED/ on just about every f* Linux distro. Who
    >> on earth downloads Linux versions of Firefo?. Even many updates are
    >> automatic. Not to mention repos... got my last Firefox update 2 days ago..,
    >> off the repo.
    >>
    >> There are lies, damn lies, and Mozilla zealots.
    >>

    >
    > Not sure about the preloads, but Mozzie has some
    > interesting stuff going.
    >
    > [1] Firefox, of course.
    > [2] Gecko basis.


    They think about WebKit now (as an option, I think).

    > I have no idea whether [2] and [1] have a common code base,
    > but there's Galeon, Epiphany, and Kahehakase which depend
    > on Gecko, and there may be others.
    >
    > This is a more complex question than it really should be.
    >


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