A closer look at Internet Explorer 8 RC1

January 29, 2009
Dell, Cisco: Frenemies?
Network World
Cisco Subnet writes that Cisco and Dell have extended their global Solution Technology Integrator agreement.

“(The agreement will) include Cisco’s Nexus 5020 data center switching systems with Dell server and storage products. Dell has also qualified the Catalyst 4900 Top-of-Rack Switches (ToR) for its EqualLogic SAN arrays.”

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No Wifi? No Problem. Gmail Releases New Offline E-mail Tools
Scott Gilbertson writes about Google’s new Gmail offering that lets users access their browsers even when they’re not online.

“The much-requested offline feature, which allows you to read, star, label, archive and compose new mail even when you don’t have an internet connection, will be coming to all Gmail accounts over the next few days. If you don’t see it just yet be patient, you may have to wait a day or two. Because Offline Gmail is still in the experimental stage (Google warns that there might be ‘kinks that haven’t been completely ironed out yet’), you’ll need to enable it through Gmail Labs. To get Offline mode set up, click Settings and then click the Labs tab. Now select the Enable button next to the Offline Gmail feature and then hit the Save Changes button at the bottom of the page.”

First look – Internet Explorer 8 RC1
ZD Net
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes takes a closer look at Microsoft’s just released Internet Explorer 8 RC1.

“Enhanced find: Sometimes it’s not finding the site that’s difficult, but finding where on the page you need to look for the information that you are after. IE8 offers a broad range of enhanced and improved tools to help you spot the information you are after. One such example if this is result highlighting.”

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