From my ZDNet colleague Mary Jo Foley:
“Even Apple — with a fanbase so loyal that many would throw their iPods and iPhones off a bridge if CEO Steve Jobs told them to — is coming to realize that it’s inappropriate to answer legitimate questions and complaints with silence.”
And just to keep a little balance… The topic of Mary Jo’s post is Microsoft’s marketing effort for Windows Vista, about which she notes,:
Whether you think — from a technology standpoint — Windows Vista finally is the product it should have been when Microsoft released it to manufacturing in November 2006, it’s plain, even to the most loyal Softie, that the marketing side of the Windows unit has been lagging. (I’d like to use a stronger word or two here, but ZDNet is a family blog network.)
I’m working on a big project that will be posted this afternoon at ZDNet. Stay tuned.
OK, all done: Go read my first look at IE8 Beta 2:
I’ve also put together a gallery of screenshots to give you a sense of what’s new.
All in all, it’s much more than I expected.