Today marks the release of OpenBSD 5.0, the next great release of OpenBSD. This release marks significant improvements in hardware supports and functionality. I have been using my own personal build of OpenBSD 5.0 for several months. It is a great improvement and also features lots of updates in many areas. Especially of interest to me is the inclusion Dovecot 2.0 for the first time in an OpenBSD release.
It’s exciting whenever a new camera is released and this one has been a long time in coming. Canon’s previous models have been out for quite a while now. The Canon EOS-1D X is poised to fill the space that both the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV occupied. Timing was somewhat of odd on this release but I believe there is a very good reason.
Today marks the official release of Ubuntu 11.10 named Oneiric Ocelot. Ubuntu has been making great progress with each new release. This release has a great deal of improvements and is the first Ubuntu release to use the Linux 3.0 Kernel
If you have an interest in the history of how the internet as we know it got started, the series “Download: The True Story of the Internet” is a very interesting look at the internet’s history. The series has four episodes: Browser Wars, Search, Bubble, and People Power.
Google has launched its new Google+ social networking service billed as “Real-life sharing rethought for the web.” Currently Google+ is in “limited field trial” according to the Google+ web site.
Congratulations to GigaOM and the hard work of their whole team to reach the five year milestone. To celebrate, GigaOM posted a video that gives a glimpse into the GigaOM world and how they have accomplished what they have. GigaOM is an inspiration to many of us due to their excellent reporting and analysis of technology industry issues and where technology is moving. (more…)
Google just announced on the Google Voice Blog that if you change your Google Voice number by porting in a phone number from another carrier or use the “Sprint Option 1 intergration,” you now have the option of keeping your initial Google Voice number permanently by selecting an option and paying $20. (more…)
As reported by CNNMoney, sources have stated that Twitter has acquired TweetDeck for $40 million made up of cash and stock. The deal has not been officially announced by either Twitter or TweetDeck. As has been discussed in tech news since February, Twitter had to either buy TweetDeck or put up with a major competitor that could substantially cut into Twitter’s ad revenue if UberMedia were to snap up TweetDeck instead. (more…)
This morning, Netflix announced a “Strategic Multi-Year Agreement With Miramax” which allows Netflix subscribers to watch hundreds of Miramax movies. As the press release states, “It is the first time Miramax titles have become available through a digital subscription service.” Netflix is continuing to add to its instant streaming offerings. (more…)