On slashdot -- http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/04/27/0422250
"RustNeverSleeps writes "Computerworld reports that Microsoft will be including a new document format called 'Metro' with Longhorn. Apparently, Metro is intended to be a competitor to Adobe's PDF and Postscript formats. The format will be open and available for royalty-free licensing, and will be based on XML. Can we expect Microsoft to do this right? If they do, I think it could be a good thing." Reader gsfprez is less optimistic: "... I noticed the main, and probably most important difference between old and busted PDF and new-hotness Metro (besides the Queer Eye styled name)... 'We will offer products based on this next generation RIP technology and make them available under license to printer manufacturers and software integrators worldwide.' Yes, I can see it now - entire industries undoing their time-tested, battle hardend PDF-based workflows with free and open files all for the chance to use patented, pay-for-use Microsoft proprietary workflows, software, and files. Good luck with that, guys.""
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Monday, April 18, 2005
Combining two of the largest makers of software for creating and delivering digital content, Adobe Systems Inc. said Monday it will acquire Macromedia Inc. in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion.
Posted by Peter Beens at 3:33 PM
Friday, April 08, 2005
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Google today announced the integration of its Keyhole digital mapping service with the popular Google Maps service (http://maps.google.com). Clicking the new Satellite link will convert your map into an aerial satellite view. Depending on your location, you may not get rooftop-level detail -- if satellite imagery is not available the software will suggest that you zoom out.
Read more here.
Read more here.
Posted by Peter Beens at 5:19 PM
Friday, April 01, 2005
The European Union has revealed it is to ban the sale and use of Apple Macintosh computers by 2006 - citing "the need for unification" in a directive unveiled today. http://www.digitmag.co.uk/news/index.cfm?NewsID=4799
Posted by Peter Beens at 10:06 PM