7 October 2005
Packed with a great deal of improvements, AbiWord 2.4.0 (stable) has finally been released and with it comes a great deal of improvements, such as on-the-fly grammar checking, tight image wrapping, equation editor, OpenDocument file support, GNOME-Office charting, and many other visual improvements. As always, binaries are available for various Linux distributions and Microsoft Windows, along with the complying to the GNU GPL v2.0.
3 October 2005
VDrift, the cross-platform open-source driving simulator designed for drift racing, recently released its 2005-10-02 source that now has initial network multi-player support, ghost car relay option, SCans build system, and terrain detail options. This game, which is based upon the Vamos physics engine, is now one step closer to becoming a viable choice for Linux and Windows gamers.
21 September 2005
This past summer Opera Software ASA's CEO, Jon S. von Tetzchner, promised to swim from Norway to the United States if they reached one million downloads in four days. As expected, this marketing ordeal generated a wealth of publicity for its Opera 8 Browser and today they have made another strategic move by eliminating all advertising banners and licensing fees relating to its latest Opera web-browser. Of course, with this browser now being 100% free and offering an entirely enhanced GUI as well as improvements to its security, speed, and customization (among other features) we couldn't help but to try out this multi-platform browser for ourselves. Today we have our visual results from our experience with the latest Opera for Linux 8.50 release.
15 September 2005
Over the past week Mozilla has been fierce at releasing updates for everything from Thunderbird to Firefox to Camino, and today is a new addition to Mozilla's portfolio with the release of SeaMonkey. The Mozilla SeaMonkey Project is based upon the Mozilla Application Suite to offer such web utilities as a powerful email client, WYSIWYG editor, and an advanced IRC client. Like usual, today we have images from this latest open-source project.
10 September 2005
Unlike most weeks, the past few days were filled with prominent open-source software releases. All of the hype had begun with the release of GNOME 2.12, which was accompanied by the GNOME-based Foresight, GNOPPIX, and Ubuntu (5.10 Preview) releases. Next up, the Firefox 1.5 Beta 1, which encompassed a great deal of improvements, welcomed Mozilla fans and following the browser release, Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5 Beta 1 became available for download. Among the various improvements, the Thunderbird mail client now supports inline spell checking, phising detector, Podcasting and RSS improvements, and integration with server side spam filtering. Today, we have our usual slew of new snapshots from Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5 Beta 1 to visually document some of these many updates.
8 September 2005
Well, today's the day! After bringing you numerous updates on the condition of Mozilla Deer Park Alpha, we have some information from the just-released Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Public BETA 1. This BETA is a prelude to the upcoming v1.5 release candidate, which is expected for availability on the 28th of October. Some of the updates are outlined with our snapshots from this initial release.
9 July 2005
Ever since Fedora's inception, it's had a reputation of being the BETA grounds for Red Hat's development team. Although this is partially the case, it continues to be an incredibly stable and exceptional distribution for Linux users. However, one of the widely criticized packages in past Fedora releases has been Red Hat's Up2date due to its slow and limited service compared to yum or apt. With the release of FedoraCore4 (Stentz) came a new version of Up2date. In this article, we're sharing some useful configuration tips for this revised version of Red Hat Up2date.
1 June 2005
With our ever-continuing coverage of Mozilla projects from Firefox to Thunderbird, today we have a look at the latest release for Firefox, Deer Park Alpha 1 (1.1a1). Although this is an alpha release, we found it to be incredibly stable even with its latest features enabled, but its still recommended to only use this release for testing and development purposes only. Some of the new features include XForms, SVG, and Fastback support. Check out these release notes and new screenshots.
8 May 2005
In September of last year, we presented a preview of the upcoming Firefox 1.0 release and now we are delighted to bring back Firefox as we're taking a quick look at the status of the 1.1 release. This upcoming release, which is scheduled for June of 2005, is expected to offer everything from native SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) to improvements in page rendering. In addition, there are several fixes to the Linux default theme. These screenshots were taken under FedoraCore3 (2.6.11-1.14) with the Firefox 1.0+ Nightly Build (07-05-2005).
21 February 2005
At Phoronix, we continually find ourselves reformatting our systems for whatever reason. Whether it's an extravagant hardware change, wanting to upgrade a Linux distribution, or just to give the system a fresh install, we constantly find ourselves spending hours on the Internet downloading package updates. However, this isn't the case if you establish your own LAN up2date repository. In this Phoronix article we'll share with you the steps required in order to create your very own Linux up2date repository, configure your machines using this repository, and even host custom RPMs.