Google's battle over library books

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.

Php is the future?

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.

New flash lite (version 2.0)

At MAX 2005,  Macromedia presented the newest version of Flash Lite (version 2.0.)

Jonathan Duran is convinced that this new version is quite a step forward for Flash mobile development.

Help the victims of the South Asia Earthquake

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.

Smart Mailer ASP update released!

Smart Mailer has been updated to ensure Dreamweaver 8 compatibility and there have been several improvements to the already popular extension!

Get it now>>

If you already have purchased Smart Mailer ASP you can download this update for free!

Trojan masquerades as Skype update

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 Statistics

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.

Flex 2 and Flash player 8.5

Macromedia launched their Labs site today, along with public alphas of Flash Player 8.5, Flex Builder 2 and the Flex Framework 2.

Windows Vista 5231 has leaked

The newest version of Windows Vista has leaked once more. Microsoft Windows Vista was available for the members of the Microsoft Technical Adoption Program.


5 years Open Office

Yesterday, five years ago, the fledgling community provided the first public access to the source code donated from StarOffice by Sun Microsystems. The community had recently been formed, and declared it's intent "to create, as a community, the leading international office suite that will run on all major platforms and provide access to all functionality and data.

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