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Archive for May, 2010

Add p7zip (7-Zip) File Archive Support to Ubuntu

By • May 31st, 2010 • Filed under: Open-Source, Ubuntu

p7zip is the Unix port of 7-zip, the open source file archiver that archives with a very high compression ratio. p7zip provides 7z with LZMA high-compression format and 7za.

Opera 10.60 Alpha 1, No 10.5x version for Linux Users

By • May 31st, 2010 • Filed under: Opera-Browser, Ubuntu, Windows

Opera software has just released the first alpha of Opera 10.60 web browser for all platforms. Opera 10.6x brings speed, performance improvements for JavaScript, DOM and CSS, an improved user interface (UI), and lots of bug fixes.

Firefox 64-bit builds for Windows x64

By • May 29th, 2010 • Filed under: Firefox, Open-Source, Windows

Mozilla has finallydecided to deliver a 64-bit version of Firefox to users with 64-bit operating systems. Formerly these users were restricted to Firefox 64-bit builds for Linux distributions, or untested and unoffical Windows builds at the Mozilla x86-64 web site.

Desktop Notifications in Chrome via Extensions

By • May 29th, 2010 • Filed under: Open-Source, Ubuntu, Windows

Desktop notifications are deployed to notify users that something important has happened in the “background”. Desktop notifications are now available to extensions in Chrome 5, which means developers can start using the notifications API in their extensions to deliver non-modal messages from web sites. Notifications from an extension have no permission prompts or infobar warnings.

Thunderbird 3.1 Release Candidate 1 with Performance Improvements released

By • May 27th, 2010 • Filed under: Email, Open-Source, Ubuntu, Windows

Mozilla has just released the first release candidate of Thunderbird 3.1 based on the Gecko 1.9.2 platform. If you’re currently testing Thunderbird 3.1 then check for updates at Help -> Check for updates or download Thunderbird 3.1 RC 1 directly from the Mozilla web site. Thunderbird 3.1 RC 1 comes with improved performance to stability, […]