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software reviews [Jun. 19th, 2000|11:23 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I thought I'd do a quick round of software reviews, based on my experiences over the past few days:
  • FreeBSD is nice, but finnicky and irritating
  • Linux kicks ass
  • Mozilla is showing some serious promise ... it's very usable on Linux, and I use it as my primary browser now
  • Ethereal is the coolest damn thing ever, it keeps getting better too!
  • PHP is okay, but there are a number of things I dislike about it so far. Prefer BML.
  • PostgreSQL has some nice documentation, but haven't use it much yet.

[User Picture]From: patrick
2000-06-19 11:53 pm (UTC)


are you using a nightly build of mozilla or M16?
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-06-19 11:54 pm (UTC)

Re: mozilla

I get a new nightly, every night:

[bradfitz@papag bradfitz]$ cat bin/newmozilla.sh

cd /home/bradfitz/shit
rm -rf mozilla
wget ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/nightly/latest/mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz
tar zxvf mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz
rm mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz
mv package mozilla
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[User Picture]From: gorgonous
2000-06-20 01:41 pm (UTC)

Re: mozilla

I have something like this as well set up as a cron job. Mozilla doth kick ass. (Although Netscape is still my primary browser.. For now.)
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[User Picture]From: yizhe
2000-06-20 01:31 am (UTC)

Don't really like PHP

Try PHP a few months back. Prefer BML and Perl rather than this PHP stuff... although they are famous for ease in playing with Database, I think plain old Perl is easier.. :-)
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