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Apr 14, 2006, 00:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"ajaxWrite could easily become the victim of inflated expectations. The first of a series of online applications by Ajax13, a new company headed by Michael Robertson, the founder of Linspire, ajaxWrite was announced last month with a string of exaggerated marketing claims. Moreover, ajaxWrite's FAQ describes it as a beta, when its features seem alpha-quality at best. Surrounded by such hype, the current release of ajaxWrite risks being dismissed out of hand, instead of being seen for what it is: a basic foundation for a fresh entry into the field of online applications, a rapidly evolving but unproven area of development.

"If you look at ajaxWrite, you should disregard many of the statements made about it. True, as an example of development using the increasingly popular Asynchronous JavaScript And XML (AJAX) and the Mozilla-based XML User Interface Language (XUL), it is cross-platform as claimed..."

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