Linux Carried Along on Netbooks Wave

Oct 20, 2008

International Data Corporation (IDC) has analyzed PC sales figures for EMEA in the third quarter of 2008 and discovered that netbooks are responsible for more than half the nearly 30% sales growth. Linux is to ride along on the wave, which is to remain at its current level.

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Fennec Fox Comes out of Hiding

Oct 20, 2008

As a small creature living in the Sahara, the fennec fox (vulpus zerda) has to be satisfied with very little. This is equally true of Mozilla's own Fennec that is to feel at home with the scant resources of hardware on mobile devices.

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Not All Browsers Are Evil: Dillo 2.0 Is Here

Oct 16, 2008

The Dillo project yesterday released version 2.0 of the lean browser for download. It’s basically a rewrite of the user interface because Dillo has replaced the older GTK with the new FLTK2 toolkit.

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Qt Developer Days: Previews of Qt 4.5 and 4.6

Oct 16, 2008

In his keynote at the Qt Developer Days 2008, Matthias Ettrich covered the upcoming versions 4.5 and 4.6 of Qt due to release the beginning and end of 2009, respectively.

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Bacula Systems: Commercial Support for Backup Program

Oct 15, 2008

Members of the Swiss Bacula community have created Bacula Systems SA, a new company that will offer professional support and services for the backup program.

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New and Improved: Opera 9.6

Oct 09, 2008

Version 9.5 of the free web browser Opera hasn’t been around that long, but developers have already released an update. Opera 9.6 comes with numerous improvements to the features in 9.5.

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OOXML Documentation: ISO Concerned

Oct 08, 2008

The International Standards Organization (ISO) is up in arms over the fact that documentation for Microsoft's OOXML data format is now publicly available on the Internet. Meanwhile, ISO members are nervously watching IBM's behavior in the standardization process.

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Experts leave Norwegian Standards Committee because of OOXML

Oct 06, 2008

On September 29, 13 out of 23 employees from the technical committee of Standard Norge signed an open letter announcing their resignations. The reason: Norway’s “yes” to OOXML

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