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Netscape Sucks!!!


Netscape is a piece of crap! Nothing ever works on it. I don’t know why anybody would like it over IE except that so many people seem to hate Microsoft. My specific gripe of the day is that my Pictures from Cell article CRASHES netscape 4.7. I don’t know about 6.0 or any previous version. All it’s doing is displaying a friggin table. The tables are semi-complicated because they are used to put drop shadows around each image but they are not that complicated. I tried remaking the tables from scratch in Dreamweaver. Still crashes netscape. I disabled the borders for people running Netscape but the page still is completely wrong. Check it out from Netscape if you want to see what I mean. You CAN’T specify such a crappy display in standard HTML but for some reason, bugs in Netscape make that page a mess.

  • deleteme
    I tried your link. It doesn’t crash my Netscape 4.76 running Linux. Netscape isn’t great, But Win9x is really crappy!
  • deleteme
    Nope, I won’t be editing my DVs on Linux this year. Have you tried GIMP? I find Win2000 to be much more reliable than 98
  • greggman
    Win9X is crappy compared to what?

    I’m not saying it’s not crappy but Mac and Linux are MORE crappy. I can almost never get Macs to work anymore. Since 1995 I have almost never used a Mac without trouble. Maybe Mac OS X will fix that but I doubt it.

    As for Linux, for server stuff it’s cool but for nearly anything else it’s crap. Sorry but where’s flash, shockwave, director, photoshop, frontpage, video, premier, sound forge, quicktime, illustrator, quicken, 3d max, C&C, Diablo, Half Life, etc. etc. etc. What really makes Linux cool? other than it’s amazing that it works since it’s free and that it’s not Microsoft (although I personally don’t find that a plus or a minus).

    When I boot up my Linux machine I go "wow, look at all this work people did in their spare time and as a hobby. That’s way cool" Then after I’ve opened a few xterms and stuff I realize that there’s still nothing to do in Linux so I reboot into Win9X where I actually use my computer to edit photos, scan graphics, make 3d animations, play games, etc etc etc

  • greggman
    the Gimp

    yes, I’ve tried the GIMP. Like Linux I’m very impressed with the amount of work that’s been put into it but it doesn’t come close to matching Photoshop in terms of features of ease of use. I don’t think it ever will unless it finds a corporate sponser because Photoshop has 10 programmers working 8 hours a day, 5 days a week on it and the GIMP might have the same number or more but most of them work on it just a couple of hours a week if that and they all do what they want vs what’s needed by the users.

    That’s what makes apache and perl work so well. Those programs end-users are engineers so those same engineers add the features they want. The GIMP though and other programs who’s end users are not engineers suffer because the engineers making them add what they want and not what the people that need to use it want. (not that those don’t sometime match but often they don’t) In other words when you are programming as a hobby you do what you want, when you are programming as a job you do what you are told to do.

    -g