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READ: Netscape Founder Backs Next-Gen Browser…

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Source: Yahoo!

The browser wars have gotten livelier with new entries and updates, with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Opera, and Apple’s Safari all scrambling for attention. But a warrior from the first browser war is apparently gearing up for battle once more. Netscape founder-turned-investor Marc Andreessen is backing a new company, Rockmelt, that is developing a next-generation Web browser, according to the New York Times.

Like Google’s approach with its Chrome browser, Rockmelt is optimizing the Web browser for the current demands of the Internet, such as running Web-based applications or Web apps.

“There are all kinds of things that you would do differently [today] if you are building a browser from scratch,” Andreessen told the New York Times earlier this year. Rockmelt was founded by Eric Vishria and Tim Howes, both of whom were executives at Opsware, a company co-founded by Andreessen and sold to Hewlett-Packard in 2007.

Few details are available about how Rockmelt’s browser is different. The Times reports one interesting tidbit: Rockmelt’s Website reportedly posted a privacy policy, since removed, that mentioned some sort of Facebook integration. The policy said you could “use a Facebook ID to log into RockMelt.” It’s not clear what this means, but I wonder if Rockmelt plans to store your Facebook credentials as an automatic login feature for Facebook Connect-enabled Web sites. Andreessen, it should be noted, serves on Facebook’s board, but the Times says Rockmelt and Facebook are not working together on the Web browser. Read More

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Written by dnnnewshound

August 16, 2009 at 12:06 am

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READ: New Office 2010 is Proof Microsoft Sabotaged Macintosh

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computerSource: CIO.com

FRI, AUGUST 14, 2009 — PC World — There was a time when a new version of Outlook for Macintosh would have been big and welcome news. Now, it and the rest of Office for Mac 2010 are a big yawn. With Apple poised to finally make its own Mail, iCal, and Address Book fully compatible with Exchange servers, who needs Outlook?

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For a decade, Mac users who needed access to Microsoft Exchange servers were given a truly second-class client, Entourage, to do it with. It has been part of MacOffice since 2000.

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Many Mac users simply gave up, choosing Outlook Web Access over Exchange. That’s what I did for a while.

At any time, Microsoft could have created a real Outlook for Mac, fully Exchange-compatible, but chose not to, apparently hoping the lack of tight Entourage support would hobble the Apple platform. And it did.

So, Apple began developing replacement programs–Mail, iCal, and Address Book–that despite their success never reached full Exchange compatibility. That is, until the release of the new Snow Leopard OS. In a matter of weeks, Macs should become full players on Exchange-based e-mail systems. Read More

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August 14, 2009 at 4:00 pm