[thelist] Site Review; [was Apple helps web developers]

Katherine Spice k.spice at acu.ac.uk
Thu Jan 11 08:43:29 CST 2001

Lauri Watts wrote:

> > I mean c'mon this is the sort of behaviour I'd
> > expect from Microsoft :-)
> I fear you are making the same mistake to an extent.  There is no single "the
> linux platform" and there is no one browser.  In KDE's Konqueror, the site
> looks quite fabulous, both from a linux machine and from a BSD box.  I do
> agree it'd be nice to see some "other" platform screenshots.   Even the
> opposition (Gnome) Galeon did pretty well.

Opps - that's not how I meant it to come across! I'm running RedHat 6.1
(and I have true type fonts enabled and  downloaded the core type fonts
from http://www.microsoft.com/typography/fontpack/ when I installed),
but these don't come as part of the standard install.  Incidentally I
tried it from home (where I have an older version of RH) and 'cept for
one tiny bit it looked great.  The thing that really irritated me was
that "cross-platform/cross-browser" seemed just to mean Win/Mac and
IE/NN - I was trying to make the point that this is not the case, and I
did not cite "the linux platform" as my only example. As for there being
only one browser on Linux - did I say that?  Just last night I
downloaded the latest version of Mozilla (0.7 it's got some really nice
features now), and hell I could use WINE and run IE if I wanted to!


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