Dave Hyatt's excellent Surfin' Safari weblog has turned off comments. The blog lets people interested in the development of the Safari browser for OS X to see what is happening, and why. Dave said a zillion times that people shouldn't post Safari bugs to his comments pages; this makes sense, given how trivial it is to send Apple bug reports for Safari. But people did it anyway, repeatedly. This is a bummer, because many of the comment threads that were not reports of bugs were really interesting. Another smooth edge made rough.
As much as I love Apple, honesty isn't always their strong point. Tom Yager points out that Apple isn't comparing apples and oranges in their announcement that the new G5 is "the world's fastest desktop computer". Fudging on SPEC ratings cheapens their value and makes Apple look kind of Bush-like. Apple should immediately re-test under conditions similar to what the rest of the SPEC benchmarks are tested under.
It's a bit depressing that Microsoft will enter the anti-virus market in some fashion. If they build Microsoft-quality anti-virus protection into their OS's, many more people will think they don't need to buy a better-than-Microsoft-quality anti-virus system. If Microsoft sells their anti-virus solution, it will make it harder for the big anti-virus companies to sell their software, and quality will go down. In both cases, the security of the Internet will decrease.