Keystone2 is a Web-based tool for managing a small to medium-sized workgroup. Its primary use is as a trouble ticket system for the department and the userbase, but also includes contact and resource management, all tightly integrated. The system allows the userbase to enter tickets in a simple fashion, while the technicians have a more powerful and advanced view. After installation, the entire system is manageable via the Web interface.
MailWatch is a program for analyzing mail traffic. As each message is received, Mailwatch records summary information about it. Later, it can generate a textual report, showing the number of posts during a time period, who the most prolific posters were, and what the most popular topics were. It is targeted at the end user who wishes to generate statistics for personal email or mailing lists.
CONGO is a Web-based application that helps event managers and meeting planners run small to medium sized events and conventions. It provides pre-registration online services, registrant tracking, report generation, and a full featured badge printing system. CONGO can be used in a hosted environment coupled with an events Web site, as well as at the event for speedy checkins and badging. It has been used to manage events with attendance from 50 to 15,000 registrants.
Stop thinking about apps. Look at KDE.
I was very much in this camp several months ago when I came to the (repeated) realization that Netscape is a completely lost cause. You can't compare an application that was -stopped- dead in its tracks 2 years ago (netscape) against something that Microsoft has been hammering away at constantly (IE).
I put a lot of faith into Mozilla, and followed the development pretty closely as milestone after milestone was reached. It's not a bad browser. Pretty good in fact. Stable, fast, but... that's it. It's a browser (yes, i know, plus mail and news), but it's a static standalone app.
Lets turn the page a bit. We all know about Netscape, IE, and Opera (okay, and Lynx and all that crapola as well).
IE is not a browser. It's a tool layered on top of a very slick desktop environment.
Here's a nice little tidbit to make folks drool. I use Pine for my email (ah shaddup. i like it.). I hate getting URLs in email because I have to carefully cut n paste them into whatever browser I'm running (and Netscape has the annoying 'highlighted? OOPS! No cut/paste buffer!' problem).
Under KDE, I highlight the URL in -any- app, and get a small popup window "Open in Konqueror? Open in Netscape? Edit and try again?" - normally, I open in konqueror, and off I go.
These are the teeny joys of a well integrated desktop.
Mozilla won't do this. IE does this only under Windows 2000 (I think), and it's a bit crunchy, and Netscape BWAHA.
Stop thinking about little apps that do one thing. That won't win the wars anymore. Think along the larger picture.
Not very helpful.