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Now, everyone knows that the only value of an operating system (OS, like Microsoft or mac) is the software that is available to you. If less software is available to it, then it will suffer because of that. Like mac for example. Its system is just as good as, if not better then Windows. But Windows takes up the majority, (90% of all computers, while mac is only 2.3%) from a program designers point of view, it makes sense to make for windows, instead of macs.

Well, since Windows is the majority, designers designed software for Windows. And Microsoft did everything it could to make designing for them as easy as possible. They did everything they could. They released free software (visual basic) to aid designers in the making of code, upon other things. But, they kept on overdoing it, ruining their API (a list of functions for software designers to use to call certain things, like saving a file, or making a drop down menu thing for "file", "edit" etc.) So the coders, decided they were sick of it. They didn't want to learn any new languages, didn't want to use the "basic" software.  So they did the one and easiest thing.

They switched to web design, to make web applications. Easy access for everyone. The Internet isn't picky about what OS you use. It was the perfect idea. But windows didn't like it.  If web applications were available to everyone, then people wouldn't need to use windows anymore.

So Windows, being the people they are, decided to take advantage of the fact their the majority. Everyone uses Internet explorer. So, lets make it hard on the web designers.

And thus they did. They made their browser have very bad support for virtually everything. making very hard to code the for the web too. So, when you design a web application, you have to make it special for IE. Giving Microsoft more leverage to make people switch to their product. Not only that, its denying you more web applications, possibly free alternatives you could use on any computer. By using Internet Explorer you tell everyone that you don't support the standards. And think what would happen if every browser does everything however it feels?

They also stopped adding new things too. A new version hasn't come out in 5 years. The only update that wasn't for security was Service pack 2. Though version 7 is coming out within the year (though, I doubt it will be much better)

Is this Microsoft's revenge against the leaving designers? Very possible. Also, I think they felt threatened and scared. Now that their API is dead

So, what can you do to give the Internet new hope for the future? Well, You can switch browsers. For Security reasons; to unstunt the Internets growth. For many reasons.

Disclaimer: THE THEORIES, AND SOME OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE HAVE NEVER BEEN PROVED. IT REFERTS TO DESINERS AS GENERAL, AND IN THE TRENDS AT THE TIME, NOT DEFINITE ACTIONS. THE INFORMATION HERE IS COPYRIGHTED TO JAKE (HAKUMIOGIN) UNLESS OTHER WISE STATED. BLAH BLAH BLAH...

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Alteru Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006
Um.... You have obviously never been published, have you?

This is simply a very long theory. No facts, or reporting really. At least cite some sources....


Editorials tend to give information, by nature. This does not.
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scylla Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006   General Artist
Historically Netscape has been far more behind on standards.
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hakumiogin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Student General Artist
Thats part of the reason is lost the broswer wars, isn't it?
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WindSorcerous Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
This is more a journal post than a news article for dA...
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hakumiogin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Student General Artist
Does everyone have to tell me that?

There was a catagory for editorials, and this seems like an editorial to me! If they didn't want them, they wouldn't have a catagory for them.
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WindSorcerous Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
Oh, okay then ;)
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:iconhakumiogin:
hakumiogin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Student General Artist
Does your sig mean "mind of wind" or "seventh spirit wind", or something else?
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:iconwindsorcerous:
WindSorcerous Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
wind spirit...so mind of wind... ;)
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:iconhakumiogin:
hakumiogin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Student General Artist
So that means its japanese?

Wait... durr. The second character isn't kanji... its "no".
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:iconwindsorcerous:
WindSorcerous Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
LoL I used this dinky online translator...it's so hard to fine a good one that's accurate :(
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:iconhakumiogin:
hakumiogin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Student General Artist
Thats why you spam people's pages, if they know japanese, til they translate it for you ^^

It may be a slow process, but its worth it.
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whitestar Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
This might not be too realistic, but it was fun to read ;)
The statistics used are not to realistic, maybe old. There are more than 2,3% held by Apple.

This is not a news item, by the way. If you want to rant, that's what you journal is for ;)
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:iconhakumiogin:
hakumiogin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Student General Artist
Thank you.

My statistics are probably old. And I choose the editoral catagory, and this felt like an editoral to me, so I posted it. (There is an editoal catagory)
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platinummyr Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
LOVE IT! I agree... I don't know how true it is, but I bet IE7 will be uncompatible with IE6 stuff, AS WELL as not supporting the standards, though it WILL have tabs and other useful features... I already use firefox, and I run linux, so I already switched from Windows.
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newklear Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Professional General Artist
IE7 has virtually complete support for CSS2 and a lot of the CSS3 pseudo-classes, which technically, do not actually exist yet. And yes, of course it will be incompatible with IE6 stuff, being that web technology has progressed a stupidly large amount since 2001 (when IE6 was built). Even the betas provide good rendering, and from a developer perspective, it's finally the browser it once was.
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platinummyr Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
awesome.. Yah, I just can't test IE7 lol. I run linux, so I don't really care if IE7 is good.
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kingcobra Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006
The first line:

"Now, everyone knows that the only value of an operating system (OS, like Microsoft or mac) is the software that is available to you."

Correction: "like Microsoft or OS X" (or even "Mac OS X" would do). "mac" is not an operating system. It's a type of computer.

(Still disappointed by the 2.3% figure.)
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hakumiogin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Student General Artist
I'm sorry. I was abriviating Operating System in the parenthesis, but half way through, I thought I should add examples. I was under the empression that mac was an operating system, and apple was the computer?

I feel retarted.
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newklear Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006  Professional General Artist
Oh... also, when you write News, proofread it and make sure it makes flowing sense, not to mention spellcheck and actually use proper words (aside from actually making something that's newsworthy, anyway).
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hakumiogin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Student General Artist
You don't think this is newsworthy? man... I wanted my first article to be cool. (I wrote this at a time with no spell check avalibe to me)

Also, I seem to be doing this so much more offten now; I start one sentce while saying it one way, but decide I could word it better half way through, making the end result completely untangible. Though, I just thoguht I did that while I talk, not just while I write. I'll be sure to proof read more offten now.
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newklear Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Professional General Artist
It might be newsworthy if it was actually based on fact and not overzealous hype written by half-baked zealouts who don't know a whole lot about internet technologies :)
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hakumiogin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Student General Artist
Why do you need to insult me? Just cuase I suck at writing, and I'm not good at research?

Thats not cool.
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newklear Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
No, I'm insulting your ability to construct a sane article on any grounds. A good article (particularly one of this type) mandates good spelling and solid research, otherwise it is nothing but hype and of no use to anyone.

If you're going to present an article, remove your bias and go do a bit of research before you come spouting random stuff which is only half-truth at best.
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hakumiogin Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Student General Artist
Your probably right... I should have proof read it a bit more. I just wanted to submit an article, to help flush out the spam, and in reality... I *am* the spam.

Do you know if there is a way to edit, or delte these?
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newklear Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006  Professional General Artist
It's funny, because IE was built at a time when Standards and application tools like CSS and XML were in their infancy, and thusly, moot.

For the time, I'd love to see a better browser. :)
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peskaa Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wish that research was something everyone did. :/
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:iconnewklear:
newklear Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Professional General Artist
Research smeesearch. Why let the truth get in the way of a good yarn? ;)
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:iconpeskaa:
peskaa Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
mmm conspiracy theories rock :D
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:iconnewklear:
newklear Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
Yours are the best ones!
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:iconthe-faun:
the-faun Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006
thankyou
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:iconnewklear:
newklear Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
For what? Stating the blatantly fucking obvious? :P
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ahedrick201 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006  Professional Photographer
Not news.
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hakumiogin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Student General Artist
But I used a reporter's voice when writting it. I'm not sure if you could tell...

But I also choose the catagory of editorial. Why would there be an editoral catatory if they weren't allowed?
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ahedrick201 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Professional Photographer
Ever think they might be wrong.
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hakumiogin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Student General Artist
The admins are never wrong, when your on their website.

"lets only allow them to post in the "deviant news" catagorey. Yeah, we'll just hope no one assumes that they can post in the other ones." would that make any sence?
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ahedrick201 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Professional Photographer
Buddy, you do whatever you want. Apperently you don't know what a "community" is. The problem with this site is that the admins are never "wrong". Before dAv5, you didn't see this stuff in the news, and that's the way it should stay.
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hakumiogin Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Student General Artist
Okay. I see what you mean.
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liquid-snake Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
This is why when we are forced to switch to 7 or 7+ IExplorer we will have to take new glitches and workarounds .... bugs you never new existed will surface, that's the real reason they let out the public betas, so we can prepare ourselves...

Err... abandon ship and switch to another browser.

(It's not like they hate the internet, they love it the wrong way -just kidding-)
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hakumiogin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Student General Artist
Yeah, someone should start a mass movement to firefox. The world of web deisngers would be much happier.

Do you know if IE 7 allows you to use :hover on anything?
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newklear Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
IE7 does allow :hover. Which is amusing, because people chastise IE for its lack of standards... guess what kids, :hover is not even a real pseudo-class yet. :)
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hakumiogin Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Student General Artist
What? :hover is part of CSS2, not 3. Hasn't css2 already came out? Or is it part of 3... Or what? I'm confused.
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newklear Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Professional General Artist
:hover as a psuedo-class for all elements is CSS3 spec, not CSS2 (which only blankets anchor elements).
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hakumiogin Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Student General Artist
Really... Thats good I got that misunderstanding cleared up. But, Internet explorer is the only modern broswer that doesn't support it for all elements. (leest from what I've used. Firefox, opera, Netscape all allowed me to use hover on
  • . (all on the windows platforms)) So are they all CSS3 complient? Because I thought CSS3 was still being developed.
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    hakumiogin Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Student General Artist
    Oh, sorry I ment "li", but I used <>'s so, it came up as a bullet. Sorry about that.
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    newklear Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Professional General Artist
    If Microsoft didn't love the internet, the chance the internet would have of existing at the level it currently does, with all the technologies that everyone seems to love ("AJAX" is probably the biggest of these) is zero.

    WWW gave birth to the internet, Microsoft made it accessible.
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    liquid-snake Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
    errr... well about that... i think that it was not Microsoft's doing that the internet became what it has now... Yes they did played a role on making some changes (albeit not all for the best), but i think is kind of bold to think that it depends solely on them. They did however make web browsers free of charge... But Netscape (and later the mozilla foundation) played also a key role on development as well.

    I think that, love it or not, M$ played a big role on developing some stuff for the internet, but they also went too far away from standards (until now as it seems), and took a careless approach at security.

    By all means the real world on how the Net has developed over the years is not about the browsers, is about the people that innovate in spite of their limitations... Webdesigners and programmers that stress the code almost to break point, who find new ways of doing stuff that were not there before.
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    newklear Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
    Netscape and Microsoft both played integral roles in the infancy of the internet (throughout the 1990 up until about 2002 after Netscape dissolved) and to pinpoint one as being the key player isn't exactly correct. That said, as IE was bundled with every copy of Windows, it meant that virtually every home user had access with no extra effort being needed than that directly out of the box. Because of that, it meant everyone could get on the 'net, and influenced a major expansion. Also, as for the changes made, at the time the changes they made were perfect. Anything to do with IE cannot be criticized before around 2002, when the wheels started falling off because the web itself changed.

    As for the standards, at the time the last stable run of IE was shipped (August 2001), standards were almost completely obsolete. This is especially true in that what did exist was not a sane "standard", rather an open suggestion which was either impractical or impossible to impliment for whatever reason. I think that people get far too caught up in the standards game thanks to players like Mozilla and Opera, with the expectation that IE should function the same. This is simply not acceptable; Comparing a product which is five years old to products which are on a regular open-source (in the case of Mozilla, at least) development cycle and expecting them to be the same in capability is just asinine. As for security, ActiveX (and other assorted stuff) was something which was deemed to be a necessity, due to most use at the time still coming from corporate computers in intranets. This meant that developers could build rich sites easily, and thus, more functionally. Let's face it, corporations are Microsoft's friend more than the home user (who, as stated, held not a high percentage of home internet usage at the time). Not only that, the online pirate/spyware/etc stuff was virtually non-existant at the time. Key statement here: at the time. Placing it into a different time context is not by any means fair, nor practical.


    Web design and development isn't about limitations, it's about building something rich and usable across a wide range of playing fields. That's why degredation is such a big thing, because it means some things will gracefully collapse where they are not possible. If you stress code to make your stuff work, you probably shouldn't be doing it in the first place. Simple as that.
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    liquid-snake Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
    I still have both boxes (for Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer)... so yes they came bundled but you could also get it in a box (because download speeds issues).
    Yes i see your point on not having to compare browsers because of the differences in development models, but they NEED to be compared because they appeal to catch an audience that shares the same web. Compliancy with standards is often taken to the extremes (i agree) but when the most basic support to it is done only by using hacks.... one has to wonder. Also, the time span existing between versions on internet explorer is definetively counter producing for microsoft (or it should have been if they didn't bundle the internet explorer).

    On activex, we are on mixed waters, because yes the different time context might work to support why there were so many flaws back then... but i do expect more from a company that had several years to develop ways so no spyware hijacks my pc (it still happens by the way... how come? hopefully this will be resolved in ie7). Internet is not only about the web but email as well, and when outlook makes a computer die a slow and painful death (and other software doesn't) one starts to wonder about how much of a friend Microsoft is to Corporations (which are composed by people who are either ignorant of the dangers that lure out there, curious, morbid, etc. ).

    Your last paragraph also makes me think... yes i do know how to make things degrade gracefully... but i wonder what it says about the browser when normal code fails miserabily.

    The fact is that all this should have made microsoft think a bit about how to get things done (read about the security holes on the new vista tcp stack by the way). Not even suggesting that microsoft should open the code for their software... but that if they plan on not doing so they should revisit how they make stuff so it does not break so easily .
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    hakumiogin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Student General Artist
    That was before they knew it would destroy them one day. Before it became their enemy...

    And ajax is just a clever mix of javascript and xml. (others too?) javascript was written by netscape. And I'm not sure, but wasn't xml written by the w3c?
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    newklear Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Professional General Artist
    MERP, wrong. AJAX (Asynchronosis Javascript and XML) is a technique which was first made possible for implimentation by Microsoft, who introduced XMLHTTP, an ActiveX control layer in their Internet Explorer 5 suite. From there it was ported as XMLHTTPRequest to other browsers, this is why when you built a site relying on AJAX you need to call both the ActiveX object and the XMLHTTPRequest javascript wrapper.

    Also, do indulge us how it is their enemy? If anything Microsoft love the internet, especially these days thanks to things such as MSN Messenger (one of the most popular messaging protocols today), their Live! Beta program (which provides wide-scale beta testing for their products, which allows them to avoid criticism for products not working), and most importantly, Hotmail. The money they make off of these things is astronomical. I fail to see how this is anywhere even remotely akin to their enemy.
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