Archives for June, 2011

Mozilla releases Firefox 5, first rapid-release version
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 by Chinh Do

Mozilla delivered two things today: Firefox 5 for personal computers and Android phones, and the promise to complete the new browser just a few months after its predecessor. The organization, once the leading challenger to Microsoft's Internet Explorer, faces new challenges–notably Google's Chrome, new versions of which arrive every six weeks. Adopting a similar philosophy,
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Mozilla to add built-in PDF viewer to Firefox
Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 by Chinh Do

Mozilla is working on a project that will add PDF rendering to Firefox using HTML5 and JavaScript, eliminating the need for users to run Adobe’s own plug-in. The PDF reader may be included in Firefox within three months, said Andreas Gal, a Mozilla researcher who on Wednesday unveiled work the company had done quietly for
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What is PDF?
Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 by Chinh Do

PDF (Portable Document Format) is a universal file format developed by Adobe Systems that preserves all the fonts, formatting, graphics, and colour of any source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create it. PDF captures formatting information from a variety of desktop publishing applications, making it possible to send formatted documents and
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IBM Turns 100: Some Perspective
Sunday, June 19th, 2011 by Chinh Do

Break out the hearing aids and hot soup, kiddos: IBM is now 100 years old. Yep, the three-lettered computing corporation is celebrating its centennial anniversary this week. Big Blue officially hit the triple digits on Thursday; it was way back in June of 1911 that the company entered the world, bare-bottomed and red-faced (no wonder
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