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Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google and based on the WebKit layout engine and application framework. On January 08, 2009 Google introduced a new release channels system, and now there are three distinct release channels – Stable channel, Beta channel, and Developer preview channel.

Google has released Chrome 1.0 on Dec – 2008, and now the company is all set to release version 2.0 (pre – beta version) of its web browser. From the release notes:

New version of WebKit. WebKit is the open source code Google Chrome uses to render web pages (HTML and CSS). 1.0.154.36 used basically the same version of WebKit as Safari 3.1, but the WebKit team has made a lot of improvements since that was released. 156.1 uses WebKit version 528.8 or, more precisely, revision 39410 from the WebKit source tree. In addition to fixing bugs and enabling features like full-page zoom and autoscroll, the new version also enables some nifty CSS features.

New network code. Google Chrome now has its own implementation of the HTTP network protocol (we were using the WinHTTP library on Windows, but need common code for Mac and Linux). We fixed a few bugs in HTTP authentication and made Google Chrome more compatible with servers that reply with invalid HTTP responses. We need feedback on anything that’s currently broken, particularly with proxy servers, secure (https) sites, and sites that require log in.

Look like the Mac and Linux versions of Chrome are getting closer. Are you going to switch to Google Chrome under Linux?

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Ubuntu Linux 8.10 release candidate beta version has been released and available for download from mirrors. The final stable version will be released on October 30th, 2008. But, if you would like to test latest version try out Intrepid Ibex RC beta version.

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The Ubuntu project has released beta version 8.04 and available for download from the official project web site. The Ubuntu developers are moving very quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the open source community has to offer. New feature includes: + GNOME 2.22 + Linux kernel 2.6.24. + Firefox 3 beta […]

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RHEL 5.2 beta has been released. Red Hat engineers backport many of the new features from later kernels to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel, such as support for new hardware and virtualization enhancements. This provides Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscribers with important new capabilities while maintaining stable application interfaces — so that applications […]

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ZFS has amazing feature set and now it is ported to Mac ZFS file system developed by Sun for its UNIX operating system. ZFS presents a pooled storage model that completely eliminates the concept of volumes and the associated problems of partitions, provisioning, wasted bandwidth and stranded storage. Thousands of filesystems can draw from a […]

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PC-BSD review

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PC-BSD is a Unix-like, desktop-oriented operating system based on FreeBSD. The main aim is to be easy to install programs by using a graphical installation program, KDE – pre-installed graphical user interface. PC-BSD does not use ports style package management, instead it use .pbi files. You can just double click on .pbi file to start […]

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