Chris Duckett

Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.

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OSDC 2009 opens call for papers

OSDC 2009 opens call for papers

It's a long-standing policy that if you contribute to a conference, you receive free entry. The easiest way to contribute is to do a talk, and until the end of June you can set that up by responding to OSDC 2009's call for papers.

published May 20, 2009 by

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Adobe's rich JavaScript bankrupts security

Adobe's rich JavaScript bankrupts security

In the past week, the security environment around Adobe's Reader and Acrobat products has imploded, with yet more JavaScript vulnerabilities appearing. Adobe needs to look no further than Microsoft for a lesson in how to deal with these situations.

published May 6, 2009 by

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Firefox betas: Get extensions working

Firefox betas: Get extensions working

If you love to live on the edge of browser development, one consistent ache with each new Firefox beta is that all your extensions stop working. The solution to this problem happens to be head-slappingly simple.

published April 29, 2009 by

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IE8 roll-out will finally kill IE6

IE8 roll-out will finally kill IE6

Microsoft has announced that from next week, it will begin deploying its Internet Explorer 8 browser to the majority of users via Automatic Update — and there was much rejoicing and a feeling of relief.

published April 13, 2009 by

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IE8 needs Canvas support

IE8 needs Canvas support

IE may be the quickest browser to load pages, but this is not a 100m dash; seems like someone has forgotten to tell Microsoft that there is another 300m of JavaScript to go until this race is over.

published March 19, 2009 by

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Jailbreaking: A geek's Everest

Jailbreaking: A geek's Everest

If I choose to upgrade the engine of my car, Holden will not recall it at some point in the future to restore its default configuration. Yet to most users, this behaviour is perfectly acceptable for devices.

published February 23, 2009 by

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