Archive for December, 2008

Firefox 3.1 beta 2 arrives

December 9th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Time to get testing. The Firefox developer team has announced the release of Firefox 3.1 Beta 2.

Monday news wrap: Top links

December 8th, 2008 | No Comments »

Link roundup – The top links for today:

Perl, Python or PHP?

December 8th, 2008 | 7 Comments » Tags:

Readers choice: Last week Python users got a new version of the language to play with. And Perl 6 is still on the horizon with big changes. But which is your preferred language? Vote and tell us why in the comments.

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Symbian open source by 2010

December 8th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags: ,

Nokia finalises Symbian deal and foundation says 2010 is the target date for releasing a full open source version of the operating system.

Perl 6 will break compatibility, says founder

December 7th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Its release date has been the subject of speculation since 2001 and still no final date for Perl 6 has been set. But when it is release, says founder Larry Wall, Perl 6 will break compatibility with previous versions of the language.

OpenSolaris and JavaFX – Sun's busy week

December 5th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags:

Sun may be getting a bit of a hammering on the markets but the company is still keeping itself busy. Over the past two days Sun has released not one but two major releases: OpenSolaris 2008.11 and JavaFX.

Friday comment roundup – What readers said this week

December 5th, 2008 | No Comments »

It’s Friday, so what better way than to end the week with a little controversy and argument? A lot of readers had a lot to say on the Microsoft-Unisa deal this week. And interestingly the story has got a whole lot of Microsoft Live users to join in. So welcome to our Microsoft fans! Another Microsoft-related story getting some attention this past week was the one about ex-Microsoftie Keith Curtis’ book on open source software. He came in for a little flak but to his credit Keith join in the discussion to clear things up. For more comments, check out our ongoing discussions page or leave your thoughts suggestions on our open thread.

Tectonic launches open source business directory

December 5th, 2008 | 5 Comments » Tags: ,

Who says open source help is hard to find? Tectonic launches free business directory to showcase SA’s open source skills.

IBM adds Ubuntu desktop to lineup

December 5th, 2008 | 2 Comments » Tags: ,

IBM and Canonical yesterday announced a virtualised software bundle with Lotus desktop applications running on top of Ubuntu Linux.

Microsoft plays costs card against open source

December 4th, 2008 | 4 Comments » Tags:

Microsoft software is cheaper than “hidden costs” open source software, says Redmond giant in one of its weaker attempts to rebut growing open source popularity.

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