Solutions for sharing computer resources into mutually independent virtual machines were developed more than forty years ago, back in the era of mainframes. IBM has developed a special operating system OS VM / 370 (later there were other versions, such as VM / ESA).
In this operating system, the user had at his disposal a full-featured virtual computer on which he could install his own version of the operating system and install his own application software, and launch his tasks for execution. Continue reading
The main event of the past week, apparently, should be considered the release of the first beta version of the Mozilla Firefox 3 browser. Among the innovations, developers note additional mechanisms to improve security, improved password management and installation of plug-ins, new download manager features. Continue reading
Generally speaking, the hype around Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) began almost immediately after the W3C assembled the SVG Working Group, led by Chris Lilley, and announced the standard. This happened back in 1998. By the way, this event did not happen spontaneously: it was preceded by two more announcements.
The first is the Vector Markup Language (VML) format, which was introduced in the same 1998 to the W3C by a number of companies, among which Microsoft was listed along with Macromedia. Continue reading