Firefox 10, What's New?

Posted on November 13, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News,
After having some initial troubles getting my add-ons to work under Firefox 10 Aurora I had time to look at the changes and new features of this release. Firefox 10 will be the next but one stable release of the web browser which means that stable channel users will have to wait about 12 weeks before they can upgrade their browser to this version.

SCO Moves to Partly Reopen SCO v. IBM

Posted on November 10, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News
Groklaw — Believe it or not, SCO isn't dead yet. SCO Group, by its lawyers Boies Schiller & Flexner and Hatch & Dodge, has just asked the US District Court for the District of Utah to reopen [PDF] its litigation against IBM:

CentOS Continuous Release

Posted on November 10, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News
Jeff Sheltren — The CentOS Continuous Release repository ("CR") was first introduced for CentOS 5.6, and currently exists for both CentOS 5 and CentOS 6. The CR repo is intended to provide package updates which have been released for the next point release upstream (from RHEL) which has not yet been officially released by CentOS yet due to delays around building, testing, and seeding mirrors for a new point release.

LibreOffice 3.4.4 Released

Posted on November 9, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News
LibreOffice 3.4.4 brings enhancements and bugfixes to the features introduced in 3.4. Fixes inlude bugs found in the core libraries, as well as Calc, Impress, and Writer.

Exploring what's new in Fedora 16

Posted on November 9, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News
The H Open Source — The new Fedora has an updated set of components as well as improvements in the areas of virtualisation and cloud computing. Fedora now uses different technologies to partition hard disks and when booting.

Mozilla's Brendan Eich on the Birth of Firefox

Posted on November 9, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News
Computerworld UK — Eich recalls: "we were sitting there in 2003 thinking AOL is going to lay off almost everyone at Mozilla, so what happens to Mozilla? The good news was that we'd grown the community so there was a better than Pareto 80:20 split: we had maybe 40%, Netscape 60%. Part of this was levelling the playing field - Netscape's new hires that weren't that good didn't get commit rights right away" - a shift from the previous situation.

Mobile Flash is Dead, Long Live HTML5

Posted on November 9, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News, Open Source, Mobile, Web
After announcing an approximate workforce cut of 750 employees, Adobe announced it would refocus its efforts on digital media. Today it became clear that they will be ending development of new mobile ports of its Flash plug-in and focusing on HTML5 technologies.

The Belated Linux 3.1 Kernel Is Released

Posted on October 24, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News
Phoronix — In the early hours of the morning, Linus Torvalds tagged the Linux 3.1 kernel final.