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Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

We all know that the release of Mac OS X 10.7 is imminent, but we are still only guessing about the name. "Lion" has been one of the most commonly suggested "big cat" names for the next-generation operating system. Well, here is something that backs the theory...

Apple to Host 'Back to the Mac' Media Event on October 20th, at 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Apple has issued invitations for a special media event to be held next Wednesday, October 20th at 10:00 AM Pacific Time. The invitation for the event, which is to be held at the company's campus in Cupertino, California, carries the tagline "Back to the Mac".

The invitation also contains an image of what appears to be a lion peeking out from behind the Apple logo, hinting at discussion of Mac OS X 10.7.

We'll just have to wait and see...

HTML5 - Not yet ready

I have come across a very interesting article at www.infoworld.com about HTML5 and why it is not yet ready for deployment.

"The problem we're facing right now is there is already a lot of excitement for HTML5, but it's a little too early to deploy it because we're running into interoperability issues," said Philippe Le Hegaret, W3C interaction domain leader who is responsible for specifications like HTML and SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). "I don't think it's ready for production yet, The real problem is can we make [HTML5] work across browsers and at the moment, that is not the case."

Al Hilwa of IDC agrees with Philippe Le Hegaret "HTML 5 is at various stages of implementation right now through the Web browsers. If you look at the various browsers, most of the aggressive implementations are in the beta versions. IE9 (Internet Explorer 9), for example, is not expected to go production until close to mid-next year. That is the point when most enterprises will begin to consider adopting this new generation of browsers."

The current browser HTML5 capabilities (out of 300) are:
  • Apple Safari 5.0: 208
  • Google Chrome 5.03: 197
  • Microsoft IE7: 12
  • Microsoft IE8: 27
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.66: 139
  • Opera 10.6: 159

Le Hegaret acknowledged HTML5 is viewed as a "game changer." Companies now can deploy HTML5 in their applications or in intranets where a rendering engine can be controlled, said Le Hegaret. But it is a different story on the "open Web," where interoperability is an issue, he added.

The article then continues to talk about Apple claiming that HTML5 will eventually replace Flash and Silverlight, with Le Hegaret disagreeing with such claims acknowledging that the use of Flash will begin to fade once HTML5 is approved in two to three years.

Go over to www.infoworld.com to read the full article.

Project Management

Project Management

MySource Mini and Viper WYSIWYG

With so many WYSIWYGs around, well, maybe not so many, but I am yet to find one that could match the superior true inline click-to-edit WYSIWYG editor Viper from Squiz (developers of MySource Matrix). This revolutionary Viper editing interface was introduced with MySource Mini and it is amazing. John Underkoffler can demo his Minority Report like interfaces all he wants... It will be awhile before we can get our hands onto one of those, but the future of Content Management and editing is already here. Have a look and explore the MySource Mini website to learn more about all the product's exciting features.

True Inline Editing Demo (original)

Wallpaper: Capri Flower

Wallpaper: Capri Flower

Click here to download (28.1 MB)...

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