New Software and Hardware Releases

Just a round-up of some major software releases happening:

  • Java 6 update 10 – a new version of java that is more lightweight and quicker to load applets.
  • The 6.5 version of the Java development environment Netbeans is due out next month, or you can grab the release candidate now.
  • Ubuntu Intrepid – the next version of Ubuntu will be released this week.
  • OpenOffice 3.0, a free open source alternative to Microsoft Office, was released. You can now open and edit pdf files using openoffice extensions.
  • A new version of the Arduino circuit board (Duemilanove) was also released.
Posted in java, opensource, programming

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