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News@Five : Itanium, HP Slate, Firefox Browser Bug

Get a head start on the technology happenings of the day, by browsing through today’s news@five, which includes details of HP Slate being leaked, Mozilla being on the verge of solving a decade long browser bug and Microsoft ending support for Intel’s Itanium platform.

Mozilla’s team of developers, who are behind the popular Firefox browser, has announced that its on the verge of fixing a decade-old problem with the browsing history of web browsers, which allows any skilled computer programmer to view the links of the websites previously visited by the user.

Meanwhile, specifications of Hewlett-Packard's Windows 7 powered device, which is being cited as the direct competitor to Apple iPad, have been leaked by technology blog Endgadget, which managed to procure a presentation meant for HP employees, to be shown right after iPad’s launch on Saturday. In related news, statistics have confirmed that Apple has sold 300k iPad on Day one.

Software giant Microsoft has announced on the official Windows Server blog that the company will no longer support Intel’s Itanium platform after the launch of its own server tools and software.

However, Windows Server 2008 R2 is going to be the last version of Windows Server to support Itanium, along with SQL Server 2008 R2 and Visual Studio 2010.