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Web browsers updates

  • Mozilla Tweaks The Firefox Release Schedule
    For the past few years Mozilla has been on a solid six week cadence for shipping new Firefox releases while for the remainder of the releases in 2016 they are tweaking that schedule slightly. Firefox releases will now be on a variable six-to-eight week release cycle while still delivering the same number of releases each year. This ensures that there is at least six weeks for every release and the cycles are adjusted for emerging user/market needs.
  • Mozilla Changes the Release Schedule of Firefox
    Mozilla is making some changes to the Firefox schedule, and it looks like they are going to give more time to developers between releases. One of the biggest changes for Firefox was the switch to a train model, which meant a lot more flexibility This happened four years ago, and the last version was 3.5 back then. Now we're at Firefox 44, and they keep on going with this crazy schedule. The main difference is that they are no longer tied to a six-week release schedule.
  • Opera 36 Dev Now Lets Users Copy Paste in Bookmarks View
    The Opera developers have released a new update for the development branch 36, and they are saying it is going to be the last one. Opera continues to push forward, and the developers just launched a new major stable version of the Internet browser, and now they are preparing to wrap things up with this development branch. It's not a big update, but at least, it's here.

Wine Announcement (1.9.3)

  • Wine Announcement
  • Wine 1.9.3 Adds More SM4 Instructions, JSON In JavaScript
    Wine 1.9.3 is out today as the newest bi-weekly Wine development release. Wine 1.9.3 continues the recent trend of implementing support for more Shader Model 4 (SM4) instructions. Wine 1.9.3 also updates its Gecko browser engine build, there is now JSON support for its JavaScript handling, more write support in WebServices, and more. In total there are 24 known bug-fixes with Wine 1.9.3.
  • Wine 1.9.3 Adds More Shader Model 4 Instructions, Firefox 44-Based Gecko Engine
    With only two days from the announcement of the first point release for the stable Wine 1.8 branch, the project's development team today, February 5, published details about the third milestone towards the Wine 1.10 series.

Slackware 14.2 Beta 2 and the Ubuntu Tablet Revealed

Slackware 14.2 is making progress as it has officially reached Beta 2. The big news of the day must be the announcement of new Ubuntu tablet Aquaris M10. This is being touted as the fulfillment of the convergence promise as the Aquaris M10 is said to be a tablet that can also be used as a really small PC or a really large phone. Read more

MaruOS claims to turn your Android phone into a Linux desktop

Odds are that the smartphone in your pocket is powerful enough to run some desktop apps like office suites, web browsers, and other productivity tools. But the software on most phones is designed for mobile devices, not desktop screens. Read more