Yesterday Adobe has launched the public beta of Digital Editions, a new Flash-based reader of digital content. Digital Editions, built from the ground up as a lightweight, Rich Internet application (RIA), supports both the PDF file format and a XHTML-based reflow format that can adjust content depending on screen size.
The initial beta is for developers and (very) early adapters of the technology and not intended for end users / production. A set of ebook and graphics file formats that will be supported in the final version are not implemented yet- you can for example not read Google book PDFs. We suggest that you read the Online FAQ before installing this beta version.
Adobe Digital Editions is currently only available for MS Windows. A Mac version is under development and will be released soon. Adobe plans to have the final production version of Digital Editions ready in early 2007.
- Adobe: New Flash Player 9 for Vista and Linux
- OLPC: Negroponte getting USD100 laptop ready for delivery
- Bittorrent: Now embedded in network and consumer electronics
- Microsoft releases Windows Defender
A new release of Adobe Flash Player 9 has been made available for download today on the Adobe labs web site. In addition to bug fixes and minor enhancements, the new release introduces support for full screen mode in the web player and support for Windows Vista. A prerelease build of Flash Player 9 Update [...]
Nicholas Negroponte’s OLPC project is taking up speed with selected manufacturer Quanta Computer now having started the test production of the low-cost laptop intended for students and children in developing countries. Initial test run outputs should be available next month. Quanta has earlier selected its new plant in Changshu, China to produce the computer and [...]
Today Bittorrent announced that its popular file sharing software will be embedded into network routers and Internet devices. BitTorrent enabled network devices will allow users to connect to the Internet, schedule and download files without the need to use a PC. ASUS, Planex and QNAP are the first to announce plans to embed BitTorrent’s download [...]
After beta testing the software since January 2005 today Microsoft has released its first version of Windows Defender. The free application is intended to protect MS Windows users from …pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software… Windows Defender might raise the stakes for security vendors like Symantec and McAfee [...]