Wednesday, November 30, 2005


Firefox 1.5 Released

Mozilla releases Firefox 1.5 yesterday. Firefox is also one of the most widely distributed open source programs, meaning anyone can use and modify the code
The new Version has come up with many small/big are few..

1- More sophisticated security and performance features.
2- Support for new web programming standards, such as AJAX, that enable more graphical capabilities in Web pages
3- Firefox 1.5 also adds support for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), JavaScript 1.6 and new versions of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). SVG is a language based on XML for writing sophisticated, two-dimensional graphics.
4- In addition to a more effective pop-up blocker, the updated browser is designed to ease security updates. The program checks daily for patches, downloads them automatically and then prompts users to install them.
5- It includes a wizard that allows users to report Web sites that don't work in Mozilla's browser so developers can ensure sites that work in Explorer also work in Firefox. The new version also includes more descriptive error-message pages and a redesigned Options/Preferences window that increases the number of category icons and moves them from the left side of the window to the top.
6- Forward and backward browsing buttons :)

You can download this new version from here.

Saturday, November 05, 2005


Sun to integrate PostgreSQL into Solaris 10

Sun Microsystems announced that it would begin
including the PostgreSQL database with Solaris 10 as soon as possible , and will immediately offer full support for it, as well as fully integrate the software into the operating system over the next several months.
PostgreSQL will be the second database included with Solaris, though it is expected to be made a more major part of the OS than MySQL.

Anyways its good for PostgreSQL too.
The PostgreSQL project, which started in 1986 as an offshoot of the Ingres database, is BSD-licensed database software that already is available with most Linux distributions.PostgreSQL is also Included in all of the RedHat's Enterprise Server Line.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Nokia and OpenSource

Nokia launched today. It is the first place to look for information concerning Nokia involvement in the Open Source community.
The Projects page lists all Nokia developed downloadable code.

The website also features a list of all projects Nokia contributed to."