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kallisti5 writes "The Haiku project released their 4th alpha release today. A year and four months have passed since the 3rd alpha release. Haiku R1A4 includes several enhancements such as a large number of bug fixes, early IPv6 support, better drivers, improved file system support, better localization, and a wide variety of new features and applications." Link to Original Source top
Google releases Ice Cream Sandwich and Honeycomb s
kallisti5 writes "Google's Jean-Baptiste Queru posted Monday afternoon that the Android Ice Cream Sandwich release is moving into the open source arena and can be cloned from the Google repository now! This clone will also include Honeycomb sources." Link to Original Source top
"HOUSTON – April 27, 2011 – The Attachmate Group today announced the completion of the acquisition of Novell, Inc., a leader in intelligent workload management, under the terms of the definitive agreement disclosed on November 22, 2010. Novell will now operate as two separate business units under the Novell® and SUSE® brand names and join Attachmate® and NetIQ® as holdings of The Attachmate Group."" Link to Original Source top
kallisti5 (1321143) writes "There are massive numbers of users reporting Clearwire/Clear throttling their WiMax/4G home users down to ridiculously slow 0.25Mbit Down speeds after their transfers for the month reach the lowly download limit of 8GB. Clearwire states they offer 3-6Mbit down Unlimited, however has recently clarified this to be "6-8Mbit down Unlimited up to 8GB". You can check out the reports here, here, here, here, and here." Link to Original Source top
kallisti5 (1321143) writes "It looks as though an *official* fork of OpenSolaris may be under way, no details have been announced yet except for the following email...
Subject: [osol-announce] The Illumos Project
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 18:54:58 -0700
From: "Garrett D'Amore"
A number of the community leaders from the OpenSolaris community have
been working quietly together on a new effort called Illumos, and we're
just about ready to fully disclose our work to, and invite the general
participation of, the general public.
We believe that everyone who is interested in OpenSolaris should be
interested in what we have to say, and so we invite the entire
OpenSolaris community to join us for a presentation on at 1PM EDT on
August 3, 2010.
You can find out the full details of how to listen in to our conference,
or attend in person (we will be announcing from New York City) by
visiting http://www.illumos.org/announce (The final details shall be
posted there not later than 1PM EDT Aug 1, 2010.)
kallisti5 writes "As of this morning HTC has released the long anticipated Android 1.5 "cupcake" Operating system for the G1 ADP1 development handheld.
New features include:
Video recording and playback, and videos can be uploaded to YouTube.
Stereo Bluetooth and auto-pairing for better Bluetooth headset support.
"Much faster" acquisition of location through the GPS system.
A "soft" screen-based keyboard.
More widgets on the home screen, including a music player and picture frame, along with the current search and clock widgets.
Applications can rotate when the phone's accelerometer detects a new orientation.
User interface improvements to messaging, Gmail, calendar, browser, and other applications. The Gmail application supports batch operations so multiple messages can be deleted or archived at once, for example.
Faster camera start-up and operation. Photos can be uploaded to Google's Picasa photo-sharing site.
kallisti5 writes "By a vote of 3-2, The Federal Communications Commission Friday voted that Comcast (NSDQ:CMCSA)'s management of its broadband network violated Net neutrality rules by hindering peer-to-peer filing sharing, the FCC said.
The Commission concluded that Comcast has "unduly interfered" with Internet users' right to access the lawful Internet content and to use the applications of their choice," the FCC said in a statement. "Specifically, the Commission found that Comcast had deployed equipment throughout its network to monitor the content of its customers' Internet connections and selectively block specific types of connections known as peer-to-peer connections.