Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) Final Release Now Available

UbuntuUbuntu 10.10, the latest update to the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system has been officially released today. Ubuntu 10.10 is codenamed as Maverick Meerkat.

Ubuntu is a computer operating system originally based on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution and distributed as free and open source software. It is one of the worlds most popular Linux operating system. Created by the best open-source experts from all over the world, Ubuntu is available in 24 languages. Below you can see the updated applications and new features in this new Ubuntu 10.10, codenamed Maverick Meerkat.

Ubuntu still boosts features like easy installation, user-friendly Software Center, Ubuntu One’s streaming music and the new Ubuntu font.

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Mozilla Firefox 4 Beta For Mobile Unleashed

Firefox 4 beta mobileMozilla recently announced the launch of Mozilla Firefox 4 Beta for mobiles. It was formerly code named “Fennec”. This beta (as of now) is available for some Nokia phones (like N900) and devices running Android OS (2.0 or later). Hard luck for Apple iPhone users.

Mozilla said this mobile-based browser has the same technology platform as Firefox 4 for desktop computers, just optimized for browsing on a mobile device. This browser has features like syncing, add-ons and the Awesome Bar.

This browser is till in beta stages and some main features would be missing. You can expect updates before the final version is announced. Firefox 4 beta for mobile is now available to download and test.

Firefox 4 Beta includes Firefox Sync to create a seamless Web browsing experience between desktop and mobile. With Firefox Sync, you can take your browsing history, bookmarks, tabs, passwords and form-fill data with you anywhere so you never have to retype passwords or long URLs again.

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Mozilla Firefox 3.6.4 Released

Mozilla released Firefox 3.6.4, the latest security and stability release for Firefox. Firefox 3.6.4 will reduce the number of Firefox crashes experienced by users who are watching online videos or playing games.

When a plugin crashes or freezes while using Firefox, users can enjoy uninterrupted browsing by simply refreshing the page. This updated browser comes with dozens of bug fixes and stability upgrades.

Firefox Flash

Firefox offers crash protection for Adobe Flash, Apple Quicktime and Microsoft Silverlight on Windows and Linux computers. Support for other plugins and operating systems will become available in a future Firefox release.

All Firefox users are encouraged to upgrade for free by using the “Check for Updates” function in the Help menu or you can download it by visiting Firefox Official Site.

WordPress 3.0 Released

WP-3.0After so many beta versions and release candidates, WordPress 3.0 finally released.

The WordPress 3.0 version has the codename “Thelonious”. The previous version of WordPress is WordPress 2.9.2.

Some Features of WordPress 3.0 :

  • WordPress MU : Allows users create multiple blogs from a single WordPress installation.
  • Lighter Admin Interface: Introduces a new administration interface designed to be lighter and to reduce distractions.
  • Security : WordPress has improved its security features to protect blogs against threats.
  • Shortlink Support : WordPress now has built-in support for URL shorteners.

Post excerpt from WordPress Blog,

WordPress 3.0, the thirteenth major release of WordPress and the culmination of half a year of work by 218 contributors, is now available for download (or upgrade within your dashboard). Major new features in this release include a sexy new default theme called Twenty Ten. Theme developers have new APIs that allow them to easily implement custom backgrounds, headers, shortlinks, menus (no more file editing), post types, and taxonomies. (Twenty Ten theme shows all of that off.) Developers and network admins will appreciate the long-awaited merge of MU and WordPress, creating the new multi-site functionality which makes it possible to run one blog or ten million from the same installation. As a user, you will love the new lighter interface, the contextual help on every screen, the 1,217 bug fixes and feature enhancements, bulk updates so you can upgrade 15 plugins at once with a single click, and blah blah blah.

Please don’t wait! Upgrade it asap possible in order to improve and protect your blog! You can upgrade WordPress version directly by using the link available in the dashboard.

Apple Releases iTunes 9.2

iTunes 2.9Apple released iTunes 9.2 recently with lots of new features including iOS 4 compatibility. According to Apple’s release notes, iTunes 9.2 includes support for iPhone 4 and iOS 4, as well as the ability to organize and sync books to iPhones and iPod touch units with iBooks 1.1, support for iBooks PDF management, the ability to create and manage iOS 4 home screen folders from within iTunes, album art speed improvements, and faster backups when syncing a device running iOS 4. iTunes

Some Features of iTunes 9.2 :

  • Syncing iTunes content with iPhone 4.
  • Syncing and reading e-books (with iBooks 1.1 installed).
  • Syncing PDF documents as books.
  • Utilizing new folders feature for organizing apps.
  • Faster syncing.

You can download iTunes 9.2 via Software Update and at Official Apple website for both Macs and PCs.

Download WordPress 3.0 Release Candidate 1 (RC1)

WP 3.0 RC1Finally the first release candidate (RC1) for WordPress 3.0 is now available for download. You can download it using this link.

Usually Release Candidate comes after beta and before the final launch.

And that means, all features finished, all bugs squashed, and all potential issues addressed. But still don’t try it on your primary website, unless you are so excited! 😛

WordPress 3.0 RC1 is an unfinished product and it may contain some UI bugs or issues. It is recommended not to try WordPress 3.0 RC1 on your primary website.

Some things to know :

  • Custom menus are finished.
  • Multi-site is all set.
  • The look of the WordPress admin has been lightened up a little bit, so you can focus more on your content.
  • There are a ton of changes, so plugin authors, please test your plugins now, so that if there is a compatibility issue, we can figure it out before the final release.
  • Plugin and theme *users* are also encouraged to test things out. If you find problems, let your plugin/theme authors know so they can figure out the cause.

What to do if I found a bug?

You can report it through 3 ways.

  • Report it on the wp-testers mailing list.
  • Join the dev chat and tell us live at irc.freenode.net #wordpress-dev
  • File a bug ticket on the WordPress Trac.

WordPress 3.0 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) – Download Here

Apple iPhone OS 4.0 beta 2 Available for Download

Apple iPhone OS 4.0 beta 2Few week backs Apple previewed iPhone OS 4.0 and they recently released the beta 2 of its iPhone Operating System. The new iPhone OS 4.0 beta 2 firmware will be supported on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod touch 3G, and iPod touch 2G.

All the iPhone developers can download the iPhone beta at Apple’s Developers site. They have also updated the iPhone 4.0 SDK to beta 2.

Sources said there are only few new features in this latest beta release. But it contains some bug fixes and it is more stable than the first one.

The latest beta is only for registered developers with Apple.