Ubuntu 10.04 a.k.a. Lucid Lynx arrives

Good news for all Ubuntu-philes. Ubuntu 10.04 a.k.a. Lucid Lynx finally arrives. For those of you who are not aware, this new version also has a LTS (Long Term Support) edition, which means you get longer support. The new OS is reported to be noticeably quicker than its predecessors. It also has a faster boot-time especially if your netbook is having a SSD.


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Facebook starts converting videos from Flash to HTML 5

The world’s largest social networking website Facebook.com has started switching its videos from Flash to HTML 5. Videos that are native to the website were all originally based on Flash. Now that the videos are getting converted to a more universal/standard format (HTML 5), they will directly run on the iPad/iPhone without any addition app. Good for Apple? Yes. Bad for Adobe? Hell, yes.


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Firefox Fennec for Android is released

Android is doing great, really really great. And now with the addition of Fennec (basically Firefox for mobile) things get even better.  Fennec was originally released for Maemo5 on Nokia N900 first but it’s now available for Android. Although Fennec for Android is not a production version, and the developers clearly emphasize that it is rather a “pre-alpha” edition, the app by itself is fairly usable.


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Twitter stats on a paper

Twitter is growing fast, very fast. Before 2006 it didn’t even exist. Today, the world’s no. 1 micro-blogging network has over 105 million users. On an average more than 300,000  users join the website everyday. The number of unique visitors exceed 180 million a month, while the total number of search queries entered exceed 600 million a day! The current Alexa rank of Twitter is 12.


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Palm introduces the world’s first mobile development environment hosted entirely in a browser

Palm made life a lot easier for mobile phone developers. The company recently launched something called Project Ares, that allows development for webOS entirely from a web browser. No hassles like installing/setting up SDKs/environment or any other thing similar. If you have an idea, just start implementing it by going to Ares from your browser.


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