Thursday, January 26, 2006

Red Hat to make Linux run on Intel macs

Red Hat representative Gillian Farquhar announced
last week that the company plans to add support for Apple's new Intel
Macs to its popular distribution. Fedora and several other commonly
used Linux distributions support the PowerPC architecture used by Apple
in the past, and Red Hat wants to ensure that its software will
continue to run on new Apple hardware in the future. The current
impediment is the Extensible Firmware Interface, a relatively new BIOS
replacement designed by Intel that is not yet commonly used or widely

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Monday, January 23, 2006

Opera 8.5 beta for Windows Mobile, Pocket PC

Opera 8.5 Pocket PC beta version is based on the same core as the Opera 8.5 desktop browser and brings the full internet to mobile Pocket PCs.

The version is available for both WM 2003 and WM 5.0.

Opera for Pocket PC Features
* Open URL with auto-complete
* Zoom
* Download
* Multiple Windows
* Navigation and history
* Bookmarks
* Landscape/Portrait Mode
* Full screen/ Fit to screen
* Pop-up handler
* Pad-lock icon on secure sites
* User preferences
* Context menu
* AJAX Support

Download Opera for WM 2003
Download Opera for WM 5.0
Tutorials on Opera for Pocket PC

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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Free Apress Programming Books

Apress is giving away e-books in PDF. It may appear that you have to sign up to receive their newsletter, but just uncheck the subscribe box and click the download button. That is unless, of course, you want to receive their newsletter.

Here are the titles available:

* A Programmer's Introduction to PHP 4.0
* Writing Perl Modules for CPAN
* Programming VB .NET: A Guide For Experienced Programmers
* COM and .NET Interoperability
* XML Programming: Web Applications and Web Services With JSP and ASP
* Google, Amazon, and Beyond: Creating and Consuming Web Services
* Dissecting a C# Application: Inside SharpDevelop


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