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Mitch Pronschinske03/29/10
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Daily Dose - Councilman Offers to Name Children After Google Founders for Fiber-Optic Network

You may have heard that Google is looking for deserving US cities and towns to host their experimental 1GBps fiber-optic networks.  The competition for these networks is getting intense… and weird.  One local government official in Raleigh, North Carolina...

Mitch Pronschinske03/28/10
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Daily Dose - Solaris 10 License Change

At some point during the Oracle-Sun integration, Solaris 10 had a change in its usage terms which has caused some confusion on tech news sites and blogs.  The change is described in this quote from the licensing terms: "Once you have completed the...

Mitch Pronschinske03/26/10
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Daily Dose - Adobe Teases with CS5 Release Date

Adobe has launched a teaser site announcing the release date of Creative Suite 5.  The site contains several videos introducing a handful of new features, but the pricing, specs, and other features are being kept under wraps until the launch date...

Mitch Pronschinske03/25/10
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Daily Dose - De Icaza Interview About .Net Taken Down

In an article titled "Does Windows cost Microsoft opportunities" by the SD Times, Novell VP and Mono Project lead Miguel de Icaza had some strong opinions about Microsoft's handling of the .NET platform.  For reasons unknown, the article has been...

Mitch Pronschinske03/24/10
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Daily Dose - AWS Releases Java SDK for EC2, S3, and More

Amazon announced an update for its Eclipse toolkit at EclipseCon along with a new Java SDK.  The development kit is a single JAR that helps developers manage integrations to Amazon's many services.  Amazon's code handles all the low-level authentication,...

Mitch Pronschinske03/23/10
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Daily Dose - Opera Submits its Mini Browser to Apple, Now We Wait

Opera has finally announced its submission of the latest Opera Mini browser to the App store for use on the iPhone.  The mini browser is not a full featured browser but it does have a speed advantage, especially in low bandwidth situations.  It runs...

Mitch Pronschinske03/23/10
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Enterprise Web Platform 5.0 Completes the JBoss Open Choice Trinity

Today at EclipseCon, Red Hat announced the general availability of the third and final piece of the JBoss Open Choice strategy.  The newly released JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5.0 joins the JBoss Enterprise Web Server and the JBoss Enterprise Application...

Mitch Pronschinske03/23/10
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EclipseCon 2010 Report: Community Awards, Virgo, Gemini, and Pulsar

There was a lot of news and discussion around several Eclipse projects yesterday and more news today.  Panelists at the conference discussed Eclipse's Virgo, Gemini, and Pulsar projects.  Project Virgo and Gemini are OSGi-based projects, while Pulsar is a...

Mitch Pronschinske03/22/10
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Maven Studio Announced, Oracle Commissions Sonatype For Java.net Migration

At EclipseCon this week, Jason van Zyl, the founder of Sonatype and the Apache Maven project, is unveiling the first product in Maven Enterprise Suite, a series of Maven enterprise tools to be released this year.  The new product, Maven Studio for Eclipse,...

Mitch Pronschinske03/22/10
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Daily Dose - EU Ballot Causing a Drop in IE Usage

Since the browser ballot, which was mandated by European regulators, was implemented for Windows users, the market share for Internet Explorer has been falling.  IE usage has dropped 2.5% in France, 1.3% in Italy, and 1% in the UK.  In contrast, Opera, the...

Mitch Pronschinske03/22/10
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Red Hat Releases Major Updates to its Middleware Portfolio

Today at EclipseCon, Red Hat released JBoss Developer Studio 3.0 and JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.0.  The JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform (JESP) 5.0 includes upgrades to the JBoss ESB, Messaging, and other SOA tools.  JBoss Developer Studio (JBDS) 3.0...

Mitch Pronschinske03/21/10
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Daily Dose - Ubuntu "Lucid Lynx" Beta 1 on the Prowl

Ubuntu LTS 10.04 (aka Lucid Lynx) has just reached beta 1.  The beta comes with a new look for the operating system and is based on the 2.6.32.9 Linux kernel.  The depreciated HAL package has been removed for faster booting and there is built-in social...

Mitch Pronschinske03/21/10
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Flex 4, Flash Builder 4, CF Builder, and Flash Social Released En Masse

After several months in beta, a host of Flash Platform technologies were released today in their production-ready versions.  The releases include version 4 of the Flex Framework, Flash Builder 4 (previously named Flex Builder), the brand new ColdFusion...

Mitch Pronschinske03/19/10
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Daily Dose - Hibernate Migrates to JBoss Community

JBoss has just finished migrating Hibernate.org to the JBoss Community portal, where many other JBoss projects are housed.  The project pages have been transferred to the Magnolia instance and the community wiki is now on the Clearspace instance.  Aside...

Mitch Pronschinske03/18/10
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Daily Dose - HTC Prepares to Defend Itself Against Apple

Taiwanese handset maker, HTC, released a statement listing all the "firsts" that they achieved in mobile device manufacturing as a response to Apple's claim that HTC is stealing their ideas (and the pending lawsuit).  "We feel confident in our...