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IE 7.0 has tabbed browsing just like Firefox. That was one of the things that emerged as pre-release editions of Windows Vista Beta 1 began circulating this week in advance of the August 3 release date announced last week by Microsoft. IE7, which ships with Windows Vista, will also offer RSS integration. Microsoft has also released assorted specimen screenshots to show what Windows Vista - previously known by the codename "Longhorn" - looks like in terms of look n' feel. The start menu for example (screenshot at foot of page) looks not especially different from Windowx XP. Microsoft calls the Beta 1 release "an important milestone on Microsoft’s path to releasing the final version of Windows Vista." Beta 1 of Windows Vista, which is targeted at developers and IT professionals, was announced last week with just three terse sentences: Introducing Windows Vista&tra... (more)

Kevin Lynch's Passion for RIAs Secures Promotion to CTO of Adobe

Kevin Lynch's passion for Rich Internet Applications has won him promotion to CTO of Adobe, from SVP & Chief Software Architect. Adobe's CEO announced the promotion this week, saying: "Kevin’s insights and passion for rich Internet applications, and what they signify for the future of software across operating systems and devices, will help enable the next generation of innovation for our customers.” Lynch, who in 2006 gave an exclusive interview on SYS-CON.TV, in which he outlined his "Beyond the Browser" vision for Rich Internet Applications, joined Adobe as part of the company... (more)

i-Technology Viewpoint: Are We Blogging Each Other To Death?

Jeremy Geelan's i-Technology Blog: Are We Blogging Each Other To Death? "For a journalist, technologist, politician or anyone with a pulse and who doesn't know everything," wrote Dan Farber on Monday, "blogs matter." Then, in almost a textbook demonstration of why in fact they don't, Farber adds: "Every morning I can wake up to lots of IQ ruminating, fulminating, arguing, evangelizing and even disapassionately reporting on the latest happenings in the areas that interest me, people from every corner of the globe." That "even" says it all. Dispassionate reporting would certainly be the... (more)

Steve Jobs Dismisses Java As "Heavyweight" in an Age of Lightweight Computing

These are curious times just now for Java. In one and the same month, Steve Jobs stands up, and declares – referring to language support on the new Apple iPhone – “Java’s not worth building in. Nobody uses Java anymore. It’s this big heavyweight ball and chain.” And in the same month a company like Backbase, whose AJAX JSF Edition is aimed at “Java developers who want to leverage the JSF standard by creating a next generation rich component-based AJAX presentation tier,” wins a 'Technology of the Year Award 2007' in the category 'AJ... (more)

Virtualization Conference Keynote Webcast Live on SYS-CON.TV

Brian Stevens, the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering of Red Hat, delivered his Virtualization Keynote entitled "The Future of the Virtual Enterprise" at SYS-CON's  Virtualization Conference & Expo 2007 West in San Francisco. "Virtualization is the hottest subject today," said Stevens, an industry luminary, who is credited with having pioneered new technologies that contributed to the rise of Linux as an industry-standard operating platform. Click here to View Brian Stevens' Keynote Stevens has over 20 years of enterprise engineering experience in UNIX and ... (more)