A smaller and faster jQuery “intended for the modern web” hits the shelves today 19 April. jQuery 2.0 drops 12 percent in size squeezing out support for Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 browsers. The jQuery team will continue to support the 1.x branch which runs on Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8. “You can (and should) continue to use jQuery 1.9 (and the upcoming 1.10) on web sites that need to accommodate older browsers”. More»
Update: For Ubuntu Linux, Windows and Mac: Firefox 20.0 was released today. Tossed in this version is an enhancement that allows you to open a new private window without closing your current browsing session. A “feature” well known to both Chrome and Opera-browser users. Also present in this version is a new the Download Manager in the Firefox toolbar that permits you to monitor downloaded files without having to switch to another window. Together with the eleven patched vulnerabilities in the previous current version, Firefox 19.2. is also the feature described as having the “ability to close hanging plugins, without the browser hanging.”
For Windows/Mac/Ubuntu: JDownloader is a java-based download management tool that completely automates the downloading process in popular file sharing sites like Rapidshare and Megaupload. It offers downloading in multiple parallel streams, it can circumvent captcha, auto-reconnect and let you “pause” downloads where its not permitted. More»
Ubuntu 9.10 was the last version to have Java Runtime Environment in its repositories. Since then all other versions come with the community-built OpenJDK that has little or nothing to envy the previous, Oracle’s JRE.
If you installed a recent version of Ubuntu from scratch you certainly don’t have Java Runtime Environment running in the background. Maybe you don’t really need it at all. As usual, there’s yet another security hole to patch. If you desperately need it then this is how you can quickly install it on Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10, 13.04 – via the PPA. More»
Mozilla has finally released the first beta for Firefox 4, you can now download and test this beta release, the very first of a series of betas that bring many improvements to the popular brown browser. As already reported, Firefox 4 that will be officially released at the end of the year is a major update, much of the Firefox of this browser depends on this release. More»