Migrate apps from Internet Explorer to Mozilla
“Ever have trouble getting your Internet Explorer-specific Web applications to work with Mozilla? This article covers common issues associated with migrating applications to the open source Mozilla-based browser. You’ll first learn basic cross-browser development techniques, and then develop strategies for overcoming the differences between Mozilla and Internet Explorer.“
This is a private beta, with no date set for a more general public beta release.
Microsoft Delivers the ‘Other’ Longhorn Beta 1
“It’s not just the first beta of Windows client that is going to testers today. Microsoft also is delivering on Wednesday the first beta bits of its Longhorn Server product, due to ship in 2007.“
I’m a big fan of modifying your XP desktop to make it work better. The OSX route is one way to go. I prefer a complete shell replacement.
MAKE: Blog: Seven Steps to turn your PC into a Mac
“Instead of waiting for those Intel Macs to ship, you could just transform your XP PC in to a Mac, well- at least the look and feel. These are 7 steps to do just that. My pal Lenn did this awhile back, and people used to ask if his Sony laptop was some weird new Mac or something.”
Of interest to teknoids, especially with more and more schools handing out USB keys like candy.
USB Devices Can Crack Windows
“Vulnerabilities in USB drivers for Windows could allow an attacker to take control of locked workstations using a specially programmed Universal Serial Bus device, according to an executive from SPI Dynamics, which discovered the security hole.“
Yeah, Sun open sourcing Solaris is old news, but in case you wondering there is a Freahmeat project for Solaris:
Good move for Yahoo! as it gives them direct access to the desktop on windows and Mac platforms. Expect a lot of little Yahoo!Widgets in the near future.
Macworld: News: Yahoo! acquires Konfabulator
“Yahoo! Inc. on Monday will announce the acquisition of Konfabulator, a Macintosh and Windows application that allows users to run mini files known as Widgets on their desktop — the same model used by Apple for its Dashboard application. Yahoo! company executives said they would also be giving Konfabulator away for free, completely doing away with the US$19.95 currently charged for the product.“
Slashdot | Longhorn’s Offical Name is Windows Vista
“The folks at Redmond have long pointed to the user interface of the next generation Windows release as one of its major selling points. Now, it appears Microsoft has chosen an official name for Longhorn with just that in mind. Enter: Windows Vista. Microsoft is expected to make an official announcement early Friday morning.” From the article: “Microsoft has also registered domains to go along with the newly christened Windows, including windowsvista.com. The domains were registered in late March, indicating the company made the decision even before WinHEC gave developers their first taste of Longhorn in over a year.“
Perhaps we could do some cool things for the CALI booth with this sort of thing. It would certainly spiff up the AALS and AALL booths.
MAKE: Blog: HOW TO build a trade show booth on a budget
ou work your guts our on your software product only to go to the show and sit on folding chairs in front of a banner? No more!… Now you can build yourself a trade show booth using nothing but stuff from Home Depot and Kinkos!
Slashdot | Full Debian ARM for Under $200
“With minor elbow grease, you can now set yourself up with a complete Debian ARM Linux box for under $200. This is thanks to Peter Korsgaard, who figured out a cool byteswapped kernel hack for the little $99 Linksys NSLU2. Add a $99 USB harddrive, and the tiny, cute, quiet ‘Slug’ can run any of about 16,000 Debian ARM packages, 24×7, for pennies per month worth of electricity, since ARM is still orders of magnitude more power-efficient than anything x86. Serve files, music, web pages, printers, backups, kernel images, webcams/motion detection, firewalls/routers, wireless access point… or whatever. Oh, did I mention you can overclock the Slug?“