Firefox 1.5 Final Released

Firefox hit its second major milestone Tuesday with the release of version 1.5, arriving just over a year after the alternative browser debuted at 1.0. The update sports Mozilla’s new Gecko 1.8 rendering engine to speed up Web surfing, along with a myriad of other fixed and improvements.

Notable changes in Firefox 1.5 include the ability to reorder tabs, faster back and forward buttons, a feature to clear personal data, improved accessibility and popup blocking, along with support for more Web standards such as SVG, CSS 2 and CSS 3, and JavaScript 1.6.

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iTunes for OSX x86

Uneasysilence has a post abt iTunes for x86.
If you’re interested, McMACSite.com has posted a copy of iTunes for OSX x86.

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Windows Vista Build 5259 – Some Very Nice UI Changes!















        

It has the build tag of vista_usa_5259.051117-1715_winmain_idx02_x86fre_win-dvd-LB2PFRE_EN.iso and rings in at about 2,952.7 MB. As of now, this build is only available to Microsoft TAP testers. This build should be released to all other beta testers late this week or early next week.

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Paul Graham on Web 2.0 and Ajax

Paul Graham’s latest essay on Web 2.0 is worth a read. He talks about the three componenents of web 2.0 – Ajax, democracy, and being good to your users.

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Free File Host List November 2005

If u r lookin for Free file hosting resources here is an updated list showing the places for you to check out.

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Quake II Evolved

Quake II Evolved is a high end graphical update to id Softwares Quake 2. Using advanced effects such as Per Pixel Lighting and Shadowing, Fragment And Vertex Programs, High Resolution textures and models, and an advanced version of the Doom 3 Shader System, Quake II Evolved’s goal is a simple one; To take Quake 2, and pump up the detail to tomorrows standards. Quake II Evolved began back in 2002 when two guys, Nicolas Martin Flekenstein, and Gavin Stevens, thought of the idea to add a few nice effects and skins to Quake 2. What began as a small hobby quickly turned into a mammoth project in no time. The process has been a slow but sure one, adding smaller effects like advanced particles and UI’s, moving onto larger advances such as a complete per pixel renderer.

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Google – Click-to-call

Looks like eBay and it’s $4 billion plus acquisition Skype may soon have company in testing the emerging “Click-per-Call” market from Google.

Greg Yardley has a detailed post titled "Google tests out Click-to-Call AdWords" with accompanying screen-shots (click image on left to enlarge).

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IT Survivors – Staying Alive In A Software Job

Just read a very well depicted realities of Indian Software Professional by Harshad Oak.
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The Skinning Primer

Stardock’s Brad Wardell has gone through nearly every major Windows customization program to put together a comprehensive guide to how to customize your Windows PC.

Outside computers, people customize nearly everything about their lives to match their own needs and tastes. Yet computers, particularly Windows desktops, are amazingly uniform despite the fact people spend long hours in front of them.

Microsoft has traditionally limited the amount of customization options that come with Windows in order to keep support reasonable and ensure a Windows brand, but they have also encouraged users and developers who want to customize Windows to look for solutions to meet their needs. This guide will help guide you through those different solutions.

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Diggdot.us

Digg + slashdot + del.icio.us/popular are a regular browsing cycle for some folks so the diggdot.us mashup combines them into a unified format, eliminates duplicates and adds a few extras. It’s brand new so it will likely go through refining shortly (ex: some duplicates still get through).

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