Finally, there seems to be a willingness to configure the cost of ease as necessary. Ease is never
"Those who embrace ease may not be able to move past it"
free: its gain is matched by a loss in choice, security, privacy, health, or a combination thereof. This is well represented in deployment of a large quantity of Internet software. For example, Netscape's Smart Download makes downloading easier by handling decompression automatically and resuming download if a crash occurs, but it displays advertising while doing so . Microsoft Outlook uncompresses and executes e-mail attachment files automatically, saving individual users a small amount of time per e-mail message, but creating a huge security risk, which at the time of this writing is still a fundamental flaw in the software .
- The Ideology of Ease
06-okt-2000 21:21 asjo
The Norwegian browser "Opera
" is now available in version 4.0b1 for Linux
- the webpage has a nice list of known problems, the last of which is:
It crashes now and then, and there is a memory leak problem
At least they're honest about it! :-)
So far it looks quite good! There are a lot of annoying beta-things:
- Cardinal sin:The "Back"-button isn't located to the far left of the toolbar - I keep hitting "New"!!
- Doesn't remember windows-size
- Doesn't remember wich toolbars are turned on and off
- Forgets other parts of preferences.
- Can't set bookmark to a file://-url
- Turning on cache in memory crashes
- What's up with that window-in-window-thing?!
Other than that, it looks good. I'm using the version that has QT statically linked in, since I don't have QT installed (don't need it for anything but Opera) on Debian, for which Opera Software proveded a package - cool!
This change was posted from Opera!
06-okt-2000 17:57 asjo