Google Chrome 2.0 Early Access Version Is Here

Posted on in Categories Linux desktop, Mozilla, News, OS X, UNIX, Windows, windows vista last updated January 9, 2009

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?

CentOS / Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 Poor NFS Performance and Solution

Posted on in Categories Apache, CentOS, data center, File system, High performance computing, Howto, Linux, Linux distribution, Networking, package management, RedHat/Fedora Linux, Security Alert, Storage, Sys admin, Troubleshooting, Tuning last updated August 22, 2008

A few days ago I noticed that NFS performance between a web server node and NFS server went down by 50%. NFS was optimized and the only thing was updated Red Hat kernel v5.2. I also noticed same trend on CentOS 5.2 64 bit edition.

Download Firefox 3.0 for Windows, Linux and Mac computers

Posted on in Categories Download of the day, Mozilla last updated June 17, 2008
Firefox 3

Update: Firefox final 3.0 has been released for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Grab it while it is hot!

Check out more Firefox 3.0 pictures here

If you like Firefox and cutting edge software, this is a must for you.

The development name for Mozilla Firefox 3 is Gran Paradiso (a national park in Italy). Firefox version 3.0 alpha released on December 8, 2006 (final version will be release later in May 2007)

Firefox 3 will also include several new features and some that were bumped from Firefox 2, such as the overhauled Places system for storing bookmarks and history in an SQLLite database.

Do not install this on production system. This software is useful if you are a developer or testing out software to find out bugs.

=> Download Firefox 3.0 (alpha). You can just follow these Linux installation instructions.

Firefox 3.0 picuture
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