Development Software

November 24th, 2008 by Keith

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope Alpha 1 Released

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Great news for Ubuntu lovers. The latest alpha version of Ubuntu 9.04, nick named Jaunty Jackalope, is now officially released for public to try. As part of the development cycle, this alpha version is the first of the 6 Alphas, 1 Beta and final Release Candidate, prior the Final Release.

Current Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex users can upgrade directly from the Ubuntu desktop. Firstly, press Alt+F2 key and type in “update-manager -d” into the command box. This will bring up the Update Manager console informing you that “New distribution release ‘9.04′ is available“. Simply click on Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions to upgrade your Ubuntu version.

New Users can download the installation files from the link below. However, please note that this is still under development and it is strongly advised that it is not to be deployed for production. The final release will be available on April 23rd, 2009.

Download Link
Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope Alpha 1

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October 7th, 2008 by Keith

Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1

Posted in Development Software, Fun Stuff, Linux, Site News, Software Companies

I knew some day, for sure, someone would come up with this idea of introducing a Ubuntu (Linux) operating systems for ASUS Eee PC, an ultra-light and mobile laptop, weighing barely 1kg. So, what do we have here? It’s Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1, powered and modded from Ubuntu.

From the original version of Ubuntu, the software has been streamlined and compressed to a lightweight operating system, specially meant for ASUS Eee PC. A brand new interface is introduced, following by a couple of fixes and enhanced hardware support. Hence, instead of installing the original version of Ubuntu, the Ubuntu Eee does fantastically well. This release supports various series, such as Eee 701 series, 2G, 900, 901, 1000 and 1000H models. Thus, there is no more worries when you need to install Ubuntu onto your Eee laptops now.

Download Link
Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1

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September 20th, 2008 by Keith

Google Chrome Dev Channel Chooser 1.0

Posted in Beta, Development Software, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Software Companies, Web Apps, Windows

The latest release of Google Chrome version 0.2.149.30 still considered as a beta software, albeit it might be running stable for 99% of the time. Google is very cautious at using the word “stable” as they did not want to perceive a release version to be buggy at any point in time.

To me, this latest version of Google Chrome works like a charm for me. However, to be adventurous, I suppose there must be some developing releases that we can try out, especially we know that Google Chrome is an open source web browser and users can even build them on their own.

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April 26th, 2008 by Keith

WordPress 2.5.1 Released

Posted in Development Software, Linux, Mac OS, OS, Site News, Software Companies, Solaris, Web Apps, Windows

WordPressAbout two days ago, WordPress has released the security fix for WordPress 2.5 version. This release contains several bug fixes and performance enhancement. It is highly recommended for users who are using the latest major release of 2.5 milestone to upgrade immediately, as the initial public release has a security vulnerability.

The entire 2.5.1 release has over 70 fixes and performance enhancement. Some of which are as follow:

  • * Performance improvements for the Dashboard, Write Post, and Edit Comments pages.
  • * Better performance for those who have many categories
  • * Media Uploader fixes
  • * An upgrade to TinyMCE 3.0.7
  • * Widget Administration fixes
  • * Various usability improvements
  • * Layout fixes for IE

Personally, I am happy to see the media uploader issue being fixed, as it has been quite an annoying issue for me for a period of time.

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August 9th, 2007 by Keith

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (Tribe 4) 7.10 Alpha 4 Released

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Ubuntu Tracker Search

For the Ubuntu enthusiasts, I am proud to announce that Ubuntu Gusty Gibbon Tribe 4 (the 4th alpha release of Ubuntu 7.10) is now available to the public. This release is accompanied by a rich list of new features which is likely to excite all linux users, and not just Ubuntu die-hard fans.

If you are using Ubuntu Feisty Fawn and is highly interested to upgrade to this version – use the command below to perform your upgrade.

Upgrading from Ubuntu Feisty Fawn
Install update-manager 0.59.23 from feisty-proposed. Then run “update-manager -d“.

Below are some of the list of new and improved features of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon.

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August 8th, 2007 by Keith

Wubi – An Unofficial Ubuntu Installer

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Ubtunu 3D Desktop

Installing Ubuntu by a Windows user is definitely easier now – especially with Wubi, an unofficial Ubuntu installer. With this application, it allows Windows users to install and uninstall Ubuntu, as if it were any other Windows applications within the operating system.

With Wubi, Ubuntu can be installed in 3 basic steps:

  1. Download Wubi (see download link below)
  2. Run the Wubi installer
  3. Reboot into Ubuntu

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August 5th, 2007 by Keith

WordPress 2.2.2 and 2.0.11 Released

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WordPress

In just about 4 hours ago, WordPress has released the next minor version of WordPress 2.2.2 and WordPress 2.0.11. These two branches are released pertaining to security issue.

Since these are only minor security and bug fixes, upgrade to these latest version is highly recommended. They should not have any plugin or theme incompatibility issue.

Download Link
WordPress Download Site

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June 21st, 2007 by Keith

WordPress 2.2.1 Released

Posted in Business Software, Development Software, Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Solaris, Utilities, Web Apps, Windows

WordPress

WordPress 2.2 has attracted a large number of loyal WordPress bloggers to update to that version. However, it has not stopped them from developing further. WordPress 2.2.1 was just released a few hours ago. It consists of several bug fixes and additional enhancement to improve the features in version 2.2.x.

The full detail of the bug fixes is available here; below is just a summary of the major fixes.

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June 17th, 2007 by Keith

MacCaching 0.6.2 – Discovering the World One Cache at a Time

Posted in Beta, Development Software, Mac OS, Site News, Utilities, Web Apps

MacCaching

MacCaching 0.6.2 is a cache manager for Macintosh machines. It enables the system to track and catalog all the geocaches, therefore making geocaching even faster. Furthermore, it can be sync with an iPod for Paperless Geocaching.

In essence, the software connects a GPS receiver to the Mac OS X. Cachelists, or rather playlists, can be created for caches in a general area, e.g. caches that have already been found, caches that users are looking for, and more.

MacCaching is highly compatible with Geocaching.com’s .LOC and .GPX file formats. Note that, this software is available for free but it is currently under heavy development. It is advised that users do not install this in production machines.

Download GeoCache Manager for Mac OS X
MacCaching 0.6.2

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June 13th, 2007 by Keith

Apple Makes Safari 3 Public Beta for Windows

Posted in Beta, Development Software, Mac OS, Site News, Software Companies, Utilities, Web Apps, Windows

Apple Safari

Launching a vicious attack at microsoft’s Internet Explorer dominance in Window’s web browsing market, Apple unleashed their very own Safari Internet browser for Window users.

According to Steve Jobs, Apple chief executive,

“…We’d like Safari’s market share to grow. We are bringing all the Safari innovations to Windows. What we’ve got is the most innovative browser in the world and the fastest browser on Windows…”

Apple will distribute Safari as part of its iTune online store that sells music, movies and other content for the company’s globally popular iPod MP3 players.

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