“Hello World”- Greetings from 64Bit Wine

Dec 15, 2008

This year's release of version 1.0 of the free runtime environment Wine is a milestone in itself. Developer Maarten Lankhorst has set another (experimental) stepping stone by getting the first 64Bit Windows program to run.

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Thunderbird 3 Goes Into Beta

Dec 10, 2008

Thunderbird is nearing its premiere. Not too much is new, but there are many changes. The first beta of the free mail client provides a faster search and better IMAP integration. Creating email accounts and managing addresses and the calendar should be more intuitive.

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Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 Provides New Features

Dec 09, 2008

The second beta of Firefox 3.1 has arrived with a new JavaScript engine, data security mode and web worker threads.

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Science Commons to Liberate Research

Dec 09, 2008

The Creative Commons Attribution License should already be familiar to many Internet users. Now the Science Commons license should revolutionize the exchange of scientific research.

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Debian Takes AGPL Software into Main

Dec 04, 2008

The FTP team at the Debian project have decided that the Affero GPL version 3 licensing (AGPLv3) is consistent enough with the guidelines of the Linux distro that software with the licensing can go into Debian's main archive.

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Songbird 1.0 Takes Flight

Dec 04, 2008

After many years of development, the Songbird open source software is finally released as version 1.0.

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Grml 2008.11 with Libata, but without Truecrypt

Dec 02, 2008

Aimed mainly at sysadmins and text tool users, the Debian-based Linux distribution Grml is now available in version 2008.11.

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Doghouse: Leading by Example When is 25 percent more than one quarter of the cost?

Nov 30, 2008

Governments need a better understanding of the flexibility and security of open source software.

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