RE: Into the Darkside

Gavin Thomas Nicol (
Wed, 20 Jan 1999 23:26:53 -0500

> Sometime I wonder about half the reports of ms apps. Sure they are crap,
> but as bad as some folks hype??? Not by my workings

I also have IE5 installed, and find it pretty good, but generally,
I prefer the NS look and feel.

As for MS Apps... I think they're probably just as bad, maybe slightly
worse than average (but there are some real eye-openers out there
too!). The problem is that many, many people use them.

I continually find problems... recently I was trying to undo a large
number of changes, and Word couldn't find one of the temporary
files it was using. The result was a totally messed up document.

The thing which gets me more than anything else is the byzantine
development environment. So many layers, so many API's...