According to news.com Don Gagne, director of development for Microsoft Office, plans to leave the company to pursue a car racing hobby. Don has worked for 11-years at Microsoft and gave his notice last week.
MSDN's Internet Explorer Weblog talks about the new HTTPS-security features within Internet Explorer 7. The HTTPS-protocol in an encrypted version of the HTTP-protocol that is used for safe transactions. Most of the changes boost the standard safety settings of the browser and are manually configurable by IE6.
Ten months ago, Google announced that it planned to scan, digitize and make searchable the collections of five of the largest libraries in the world. At first, it seemed like one of those nifty ideas that regularly percolate out of the young search giant.
But there's a big catch: Many of those books are protected by copyrights, and Google is requiring copyright holders to opt out of the scanning process if they don't want their books in libraries to be searchable.
According to one of the leading men behind Netscape, Marc Andreessen, PHP is going take over Java in the web development field.
Java had a good start, according to Andreessen. Development in Java used to be relatively simple, although this is not necessarily true anymore. Java is more advanced than other languages.
One of the writers for DMXzone is Syed Mazhar Hasan from Pakistan, he lives in a country that has been badly damaged by the earthquake which jolted South Asia on Saturday, the 8th of October.
Fortunately Syed is doing relatively well, but a lot of other civilians did not survive the deadly earthquake. Buildings and houses in Pakistan are badly damaged and millions of people lost their homes. “At least 47,500 people had been killed and 42,397 people had been hurt", Pakistani Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao said.
The Trojan horse, a variant of IRCbot, arrives in an e-mail purporting to be an update to Skype, the popular Internet telephony application. Once opened the malicious software displays a phony installation error message. It then blocks access to security updates and installs a back door on computers, MessageLabs said in a statement.
Macromedia Flash Player is the world's most used software platform, used by over 1 million professionals and reaching more than 97% of Internet-enabled desktops worldwide as well as a wide range of devices. That’s more than the Windows media player. They reach 84,3%. The Flash 8 audience is now growing by five million people a day.