From: Greg Pierce
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Subject: Re: OT: Patent-Compatible TIFF Viewer for IE5.50 ???
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 06:13:46 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 02:13:46 EDT
Organization: Cox Communications
> On Sun, 22 Sep 2002 14:55:14 -0700, Watson A.Name
>>In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com talked
>>>Why not just use .PNG like other open-source anarchists?
>>Every time I click on a .png the Netscrape brings up that lame Apple
>>Quicktime program. I dunno why. I'd rather view it with the regular
>>Netscape or whatever.
>>I have an old dos prog that can do most anything, but then it doesn't
>>support long filenames. I just convert the .png to .gif, then rename it.
>>From what I've heard, the .png is supposed to be a more advanced form of
>>.gif, but as far as I can see, the file sizes aren't any different.
> .gif files tend to get BIG with large pixeled picture, while this is
> where .png compression shines. .png's also avoid the LZW patent BS, as
> it's open-source. Also, .png allows True Color images, while .gif does
> As for quick-time, it is a bleedin' thief of registry extensions.
> Those have to be changed manually with regedit, as even if you
> uninstall QT, it will not preserve the old association.
> Quick Time, IMO, is one of the most bady designed programs on the net
> - dissapointing for Apple, because they are pretty darn good!
Registry extensions? Regedit? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA :-p