Download of the day: Adobe Flex IDE for Linux Desktop

Posted on in Categories Download of the day, Linux, Linux desktop last updated October 3, 2007

Looks like Linux adoption getting stronger and stronger each day ๐Ÿ™‚

Adobe Flex is a software development kit and an IDE for a group of technologies initially released in March of 2004 by Macromedia to support the development and deployment of cross platform, rich Internet applications based on their proprietary Macromedia Flash platform.

Now Adobe has announced Flex Builder Linux Alpha. This is a native Linux port of the Flex Builder IDE based on Eclipse for building rich Internet applications:

Flex Builder Linux is a plugin-only version of the Flex Builder that you can use to build Flex applications on Linux. We wanted to get an early release out with the base Flex Builder features so you could begin to provide us with your feedback and let us know your priorities for additional features.

Download Adobe Flex IDE for Linux Desktop

=> Visit official site to download Adobe Flex IDE for Linux

Download of the day: OpenOffice.Org 2.3 office suite for Linux / Windows / Mac OS X

Posted on in Categories Download of the day, Linux, Linux desktop, OS X, UNIX, Windows last updated September 19, 2007

OpenOffice.org version 2.3 has been released and available for the download. OpenOffice.org is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source alternative to MS-Office suite. It is compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute.

Download OpenOffice.Org 2.3

=> Available for download now, OpenOffice.org 2.3 incorporates an extensive array of new features and enhancements to all its core components, and protects users from newly discovered security vulnerabilities.

Download of the day: Intel Threading Building Blocks for multithreaded applications

Posted on in Categories Download of the day, Linux last updated July 25, 2007

Intel has open-sourcing their cross-platform Thread Building Blocks 2.0 (TBB) template library. This is considered as Intel’s largest open-source commitment to date. TBB is a popular software C++ template library that simplifies the development of software applications running in parallel on multicore computer. From the project page:

Intel Threading Building Blocks (TBB) offers a rich and complete approach to expressing parallelism in a C++ program. It is a library that helps you leverage multi-core processor performance without having to be a threading expert. Threading Building Blocks is not just a threads-replacement library. It represents a higher-level, task-based parallelism that abstracts platform details and threading mechanism for performance and scalability.

For developers, the clear benefits of Threading Building Blocks are:
1. TBB significantly reduces the number of lines of code required to develop multithreaded applications;
2. TBB significantly reduces the programming complexity for developing multithreaded applications (by abstracting many details of thread management);
3. TBB’s task manager automatically analyzes the system the software is running on, chooses the optimal number of threads, and performs load balancing that spreads out the work evenly across all processor cores;
4. As a result, TBB threaded applications automatically scale to fully utilize all available processing cores on whatever computer they run on รขโ‚ฌโ€œ including future systems that will have many more cores than are available (or affordable) today.

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Download Firefox 2.0.0.5 for Windows, Linux and Mac

Posted on in Categories Download of the day, Linux, Linux desktop, Mozilla, OS X, UNIX, Windows, Windows server last updated July 18, 2007

Firefox 2 is the next generation release of the award-winning Firefox web browser from Mozilla has just released new version 2.0.0.5. These Release Notes cover what’s new, download and installation instructions, known issues and frequently asked questions for Firefox 2.

Download Firefox 2.0.0.5

=> Visit official site to download firefox. See how to install firefox tar ball