If you take a look at lastest XiTi stats and you live outside Europe, you might be suprised. 30% of market in Finland? 25% in Germany? Well, I can’t talk about all results, but at least those about Poland are a bit higher than our internal statistics.
First, shocking news – Apple is going to move to x86. It’s a great news from my point of view but it’s the bad move for Apple. I don’t think they can fight long on PC market, but they can take a bit from Windows soon. If MacOS for x86 will be in reasonable price, I’ll try to convince my company to switch to PC (they’re using mostly G4) and give our people MacOS + Debian (SuSe?) as a choice.
Second. That’s what I love in KDE development. Vision. Please, don’t read it as a flame. I like Gnome guys. Much more than Gnome desktop 🙂 They’re doing great work, they’re working a lot on standards, they have great HiG, they’re speeding up things in X and so on. But Gnome desktop is still “just good”. Nothing more. It’s not something bad – many people needs good desktop and Gnome is the choice. But they live in “today”, not “tomorrow”. I’m reading Gnome blogs to find any bit of future plans and I don’t see much. They’re working on speeding things, they’re developing some nice bits of dangling boxes for next generation X server… nice, but nothing more.
And I’m reading KDE blogs. Mostly similar work – speeding things up, working on X server, developing some apps and playing with new QT. They’re also working on KDe’s biggest problem – bloat to fix it for KDE 4.0 (or even 3.5?). But there’s something more. A Vision. A plan for the future, creative ideas for new ways of managing your desktop.
People around my world are having much fun in watching Acid2 race. Who’ll be first? Who’ll release first?
Well. Imho whole tests isn’t more important than near 300 others bugs in b.m.o about CSS, and it’s absolutely not important who will release it first. Talking about such small differences like two weeks or a month makes it absolutely not important – If all major web engines will pass Acid2 by this year what’s the difference who made it first? It’s not innovative nor patented (yet) so I think we should calm down 🙂
Safari team should be praised, with iCab being the second and Konqueror third. Presto and Gecko are a few bugs from being ready, so riots can be finished, people can go home and enjoy real life things like recent news that our european politics are autistes hardly understanding signals from nations.