Walt Mossberg: “You may never

Walt Mossberg: “You may never go back to Internet Explorer again.” In the current episode of Mossberg’s Personal Technology, he sings the praises of tabbed browsers. Of course old hat.



“The Web browser is probably the most frequently used category of software in the world. But in recent years, the browser most people rely on — Microsoft’s Internet Explorer — has been stagnant, offering very few new features.”


He recommends Safari for Mac (of course,) and NetCaptor for Windows.


Of course in knocking Internet Explorer he neglects to say that both NetCaptor and MyIE2 are relatively thin skins over the core IE ActiveX controls. So much credit still goes to Microsoft. Sorry!


On Windows, I’ve found MyIE2 somewhat better than NetCaptor, but both are better than IE.

CRN: “NewsGator 2.0, which pulls

CRN: “NewsGator 2.0, which pulls news freeds in RSS or Atom …”: First Time I’ve seen a commercial announcement of Atom support. Full Quote:



“Also on Wednesday, NewsGator Technologies announced version 2.0 of its NewsGator news aggregator at CES. NewsGator 2.0, which pulls news feeds in RSS or Atom syndication formats from sources such as online news Web sites, blogs, and newsgroups, now lets users synchronize their news collection efforts on multiple machines, such as their in-the-office desktop and their on-the-road laptop. The new edition also offers an application programming interface (API) that corporate developers can use to build customized news apps for employees. NewsGator 2.0, which collects news feeds and then displays them within Microsoft Outlook 2000 and later, will ship Jan. 19, and cost $29 per user.”