June 17, 2002

Cory Doctorow Learns Not to Blithely Download From Microsoft: All Your Preferences Are Belong to Us!

Cory Doctorow learns once again not to blithely download files from Microsoft without carefully, carefully researching what it will do beforehand. This is an established rule by now--along with "never get involved in a land war in Asia" and "never go up against a Sicilian when death is on the line.

Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things

Explorer 5.2 for OS X released Microsoft just released the 5.2 updater for Internet Explorer for OS X -- weirdly, there hasn't been any fanfare about this release, and there're precious few notes on it, other than: This latest version --version 5.2--provides all the latest security and performance enhancements for Internet Explorer 5 for Mac OS X and a new home page--www.msn.com--for Internet Explorer. It also provides support for the new Quartz text smoothing feature provided in Mac OS X version 10.1.5 and later, so text on your screen is easier to read.

Update: Just ran the installer. It makes you quit out of all your other apps before it'll run. Hellooooo? This is Unix! Jesus. The installer overwrites your preset homepage with MSN. Argh. The actual app is not visibly faster or more stable than 5.1 was and the Quartz support is no better than I'm getting with Silk.

I've gone back to Mozilla, which is not without its failings...

Posted by DeLong at June 17, 2002 11:37 AM


Re: military rules, I learned them as a matched set:

Napoleon's Rule -- never make a ground invasion of Moscow in the winter.

Wellington's Rule -- make water at every opportunity.

Posted by: jda on June 17, 2002 03:02 PM
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