Ubuntu 9.04 is called Jaunty Jackalope

Sep 09, 2008

Ubuntu promoter Mark Shuttleworth took on the traditional role of code-naming the next Ubuntu version on the Ubuntu mailing list. Version 9.04 is henceforth known as Jaunty Jackalope.

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Google Chrome: Improved support in Wine 1.1.4... with a caveat

Sep 09, 2008

Free project WINE now offers the newest version (1.1.4) of its runtime environment. Among its features is better support for Google Chrome.

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Firefox Alpha with Video-Support

Sep 08, 2008

The second early Firefox 3.1 test version (code-named Shiretoko Alpha 2) provides at first glance a video tag, which allows audio and video to be played in free Ogg/Theora format.

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$100 Laptop to Come from China

Sep 05, 2008

At the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany, (August 29-September 3), Chinese hardware vendor HiVision showcased a Linux laptop that is to cost a mere $98.

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Improved virus detection with ClamAV 0.94

Sep 04, 2008

The latest version of the open source anti-virus scanner, ClamAV 0.94, promises to improve virus detection rates with enhanced scanning capabilities.

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Red Hat buys virtualizer Qumranet

Sep 04, 2008

U.S. Linux distributor Red Hat has bought the virtual computing solutions vendor Qumranet.

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Javascript: Pre-version of Mozilla Firefox holds up against Google Chrome

Sep 04, 2008

Google touts its Javascript engine version 8, among other things, as setting new speed records for its Chrome browser. Linux Magazine found during a benchmark test that the next Firefox generation can keep up with it.

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Austria: Parliament majority is for Open Source

Sep 01, 2008

According to a survey by the Austrian broadcasting station ORF, the majority of the parliament is for supporting the use of open source in the public sector.

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