The open source cross-platform Internet TV, Miro, has been updated to version 3.0 – with many new entry features like subtitles, that users can select from the drop down menu or load their own external subtitle files, higher max volume 2x/3x, play-externally right-click menu. Miro 3.0 is also faster than previous version, its said to be over 150% faster. More»
The Opera development team has released another development snapshot of Opera 10.50 browser for Unix/Linux. Opera “10.5 alpha showcases the latest technologies that will be available in” the “next major release”. This build contains many improvements, bug fixes and several known issues too; font problems, command line option problems, compiz issues, language input issues and many more. More»
Mozilla’s Stephen Horlander that showed us some iterations of Windows design mock-ups for Firefox 4 has posted again on his personal blog a couple of animations showing what might be tab-tasks in still-to-come Firefox 4.
The goals of these animations as Stephen puts it, is to give a visual clue to the functions of Tabs. The animation posted here simply shows how adding a new tab is will be an animated task.
For more details and Tab tearing animations with affordance move to Stephen blog.
The first stable version of OpenShot Video Editor has been released. OpenShot is a free and open source application for Linux distributions that makes video editing quite easy. OpenShot 1.0 comes with several bug fixes, a shiny new graphics and many new features that add to the many previous features like; Video encoding based on FFmpeg, Gnome integration (drag and drop support), drag and drop timeline, support for many video, audio, and image formats (based on FFmpeg) – just to mention a few. More»
A short video that explains the Ubuntu release schedule and life cycle;
- The Ubuntu Desktop and Server are released every six months and each release is supported for 18 months.
- An LTS (Long Term Support) version of the Ubuntu Desktop and Server is produced every 2 years, the Ubuntu Desktop gets a 3 years support while the LTS Server release gets a five years support.
- The official name of an Ubuntu release uses the year and month of the release as the version number.
- Ubuntu code names use an adjective and animal with the same first letter – codes names are in alphabetical order.