Firefox 3.0.5 and Tackle Security Problems

Dec 18, 2008

The Mozilla project has moved both branches of its Firefox browser to versions and 3.0.5. The updates deal primarily with security issues.

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Debian Developers to Determine Lenny's Fate

Dec 17, 2008

Free Linux distro Debian has been working steadily on its next version 5.0 of the OS, known as Lenny. Now developers have been called in for a vote to determine the course of its general release.

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Gnash Flow: Supports RTMP for Gnash

Dec 15, 2008

The nonprofit is providing financial support for Gnash, the Flash alternative, to accelerate development of the Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP).

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HP Launches Joint Desktop Ventures with Novell and Mozilla

Dec 12, 2008

Hewlett-Packard has partnered with Novell in developing a new, secure Linux desktop product. At the same time, HP has joined up with Mozilla to promote a desktop virtualization project for small business customers.

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New Lease on Life for Linux Veteran

Dec 11, 2008

Slackware is widely regarded as the oldest active Linux distributions. Right on time for Christmas, the distro, which once served as a basis for (open) SUSE, is available in a new version.

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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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Rehearsing for Big Opening: Opera 10 Alpha

Dec 05, 2008

Opera measures up. With a new, faster version of the Presto engine and a 100/100 score in the Acid3 test, the browser might easily get under its competition’s skin.

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Why Can't Computers Just Work All the Time?

Dec 04, 2008

The feud between Minix inventor and operating system czar Andrew W. Tanenbaum and Linux Torvalds is legendary in the OS world. Before Linux there was Minix. Torvalds used to be a Minix user who set up his first Linux version in 1991 on Professor Tanenbaum’s operating system. Mr. Tanenbaum has now agreed to write a guest editorial for Linux Magazine. His opinion has not changed over the years: Linux (and Windows) are “unreliable.”

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