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Daily Dose - Do More with the Less Framework 2.0

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The CSS3-based framework for dynamically resizing text columns on various form factors just got better.  The Less Framework will resize columns in a browser from 2 columns on a smartphone, to 5 columns in a tablet or netbook, and up to 8 columns in a desktop.  This framework will build sites that perform perfectly on all modern browsers (plus Android phones and iOS devices).  For IE8 and below, the browsers will just use the default five-column layout, which is sufficient for desktops.

Chrome Tries to Mimic Mac's Exposé Feature
Chromium developers have been working on an experimental feature for Mac OS X and possibly other operating systems.  It works just like the exposé feature on Macs, but for tabs (shifts to a layout with a thumbnail of each tab/window, and you can click on one to go to it).  This feature, called Tabposé, is similar to the Panorama feature that Mozilla is working on for Firefox.

Novell's New BFF: VMware

The sales returns from Novell's partnership with Microsoft have diminished.  The two parties were giving out IP liability indemnification certificates and Microsoft was recommending SUSE Linux for Windows/Linux hybrid shops.  Now that Novell sales are slumping, the Linux company has found a new friend - VMware.  VMware has promised to distribute and support SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with its vSphere deployments.  

Jetpack Release Brings More APIs
This week Mozilla released Jetpack 0.7.  In this version Firefox is now the default application for cfx.  There are also three new APIs for panels, the clipboard, and notifications.

Google Boycotts JavaOne
You've probably heard the news... now see how the community is reacting in the comments section.  A lot of conflicting opinions have emerged over this recent development.  Is Google right to stay away from an event sponsored by the company that's suing them, or are they unfairly depriving the community to make a political statement?

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