Scott Hanselman

Apple says No to Mozilla

January 8, '03 Comments [1] Posted in Web Services
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Slavo wrote in to let me know that Apple's Safari is built on KHTML and KJS and NOT the Mozilla code base.

Here are some sources: http://tinyurl.com/48gm and http://tinyurl.com/48gn

So, it seems that Safari is built on KDE/Qt's Konqueror web browser rather than Gecko!

Very interesting information, indeed.  I guess my initial thoughts about the new minimalist movement in browsing may be correct - now that everyone's browser is a minimalist (and standard's complient) one, we can't assume that choices for the underlying engine is only IE or Gecko.

One thing I think all this does tell me though, is that there is no reason a browser has to be bloat-ware.  I was talking with Scott from 3Leaf  (He's "Adopter" of Early and Adopter) and he's started running Phoenix.  He revelled in the fact that there's no setup involved.  No shell script, no wise, no installshield, no MSI.  Just run phoenix.exe and it RUNS.  Amazing.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Is Safari just Phoenix? I mean, really, Home, Forward, Back, Google. How hard is that?

January 7, '03 Comments [0] Posted in Musings
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Maybe this is obvious, or maybe I'm insane, but it seems to me (from the outside)  that Apple's new Safari WebBrowser is just a Apple-Branded version of the Mozilla Project's Phoenix Browser.  The position of the built-in Google text box next to the address bar is what tipped me off.  Maybe I'm wrong.

I've been a IE user (who isn't?) forever, although I've made half-assed attempts to switch as I saw something better come out.  I tried Netscape 6, Mozilla at various phases, all the early Gecko-based stuff.  I even went through my whole "Opera" phase back when it still fit on a floppy. 

But, I'm using Phoenix full time now on Windows XP Pro.  I even make the scary "default browser" final step.  IE doesn't even show up on my desktop.  It's an odd feeling.

Also interesting to me is that we spent the better part of ten years putting bells and whistles (and menus and buttons and hot keys) into Browsers, and now we are stripping them out. 

I mean, really, Home, Forward, Back, Google. How hard is that?

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Active Directory Application Mode

January 7, '03 Comments [0] Posted in Web Services
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Am I missing something?  Where in my Windows .NET Server 2003 RC2 install is Active Directory Application Mode (AD/AM)?  Certainly not in the AD Wizards...or the help...or the CD? Anyone?

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Watch IIS communicate wtih ASP.NET

January 7, '03 Comments [0] Posted in Web Services | ASP.NET
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Since ASP.NET "speaks" named pipes with IIS...

  • Download the FileMon utility from SysInternals
  • Run FileMon and select Drives->Named Pipes only
  • Set from Edit->Filters/Highlights to asp*.exe;inet*.exe to show only the named pipes between ASPNET_WP.EXE and INETINFO.EXE.
  • You should see a periodic write from ASPNET_WP.EXE and read from INETINFO.EXE (some ping mechanism)
  • Kill ASPNET_WP.EXE and you'll see the intital startup and handshake as inetinfo starts ASPNET_WP.EXE up again

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Compact Framework Goes 10 I Must Have Missed This Its Dated Jan 3 A Hrefhttpwwwmicrosoft

January 7, '03 Comments [0] Posted in Web Services
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Compact Framework goes 1.0!

I must have missed this - it's dated Jan 3. Windows CE .NET 4.1 .NET Compact Framework 1.0 RTM Update  (from The Furrygoat Experience)
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