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Netscape has released an updated version of its Netscape 8 browser to fix a bug that broke XML rendering in Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Dubbed "worse than before."
It has been 10 years since Rasmus released the first version of PHP. PHP is an open-source programming language used by many dynamic websites.
A Mozilla Foundation employee has lashed out at Opera Software for claiming it won a best-browser award, saying the award was actually won by open-source browser Firefox.
While the move to support a browser that runs on Linux may provide a boost for both Firefox and IBM's internal Linux effort, Big Blue hasn't been nearly so eager to promote a lesser-known piece of software, called Wine, that it has used to advance Linux on the desktop.
Operating System: Linux IA32, Linux AMD64, Solaris x64/x86
Release Date: June 1, 2005
X was originally created in the mid-80s by a research group from MIT. Its goal was to create a windowing system quite unlike any that had been conceived before. Thus X's design differs greatly from that of other windowing systems, having designed-in support for many elements which are unique.
Unlike the NVIDIA Windows Forceware drivers, Linux NVIDIA display drivers don't stick to as stringent release deadlines. Since January of 2004 there have been over ten releases for Windows users while Linux fans have only experienced six release candidates. However, do these Linux drivers manage to pack a larger punch? We have re-investigated the latest of these Linux releases to see the performance benefits of these upgrades.
Sun Microsystems has expressed "serious doubts" about the usefulness of the latest Apache Foundation project to create an open source implementation of the Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE).
Netscape is expected to release on Thursday the final version of Netscape 8, a Web browser designed to protect users against online scams such as phishing.
More than 4,000 Irish schools could be moving to Sun Microsystems' StarOffice productivity suite after it signed a deal with Ireland's NCTE. The agreement is the second piece of good news for supporters of alternatives to Microsoft.
The Mozilla Foundation has now recommended people upgrade to the latest version, Firefox 1.0.4, which is a security update.
The Apache Foundation has proposed creating an open-source version of Java on the desktop, a plan that Sun Microsystems has initially welcomed, although questioned the need for it.
Programmers are working to debug and speed performance of the newly released GCC 4.0, the compiler at the foundation of the open-source and free-software movements.
It has been 10 years this month since Sun Microsystems unveiled its Java technology to the world and, in the process, changed the computer industry forever.
IBM Corp. has won a one-year, $35 million Navy contract for financial and accounting services to streamline financial operations, the company announced today. The contract could be worth more than $100 million over five years if all options are exercised.