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Blog Archive for chet during August 2005

I've been playing around with the Windows Vista Beta1 release lately, seeing how we're doing for compatibility and native look and feel. There are some minor issues that need to be fixed, but in general we're looking great. It's a nice confirmation of the changes we made in Mustang to use the uxtheme APIs in Windows to render our widgets for the Windows look & feel; we didn't need to make any...
As Kermit once almost said, "it's not easy being free." Having a free and popular download has its advantages. Developers like the platform, they grab updates, they post bugs, they participate in forums, they come to conferences, they read blogs (I hope), .... But being free and popular also has a downside (beyond the whole "revenue" thing): we don't necessarily know what parts of our...