Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
scriptingNews outline for 3/27/99
Author: Dave Winer Posted: 3/27/1999; 8:12:40 AM Topic: scriptingNews outline for 3/27/99 Msg #: 4592 Prev/Next: 4591 / 4593
WUGNET: Gates on Linux. "Linux doesn't have the graphics interface. It doesn't have the rich set of device drivers. So certainly we think of it as a competitor in the student and hobbyist market. But I really don't think in the commercial market, we'll see it [compete with Windows] in any significant way." Oh boy, Bill doesn't get it. Linux is grabbing the high ground in the server market. I think Microsoft would do well to come up with a faceless version of NT with just a command-line interface and work tirelessly on performance in this configuration.
"If you only have time for one clue this year, this is the one to get. We are not seats or eyeballs or end users or consumers. We are human beings and our reach exceeds your grasp." Deal with it.
MediaMetrix ranks the top-traffic websites.
Rick Levine: Your Customer isn't an Idiot.
Brian Livingson: Will freeware and personalization bring new life to browsers?
Web browsers are document readers. We still don't have one that works.
Tweak for My.UserLand.Com, let the sysop opt-out.
The Chicago Ham Radio Resource has signed up as a My.UserLand.Com channel.
If you're looking for ideas for new RSS-based channels, check out Yahoo's personalization system. You probably need to get their cookie to even see the page, but it's worth a look if you're interested in this stuff.
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