Motorola XOOM Now Available in India, now we wait for the Galaxy Tab 10.1

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                                   The much-anticipated Motorola tablet is finally available in India. The device is based on Android 3.0 Honeycomb and the company has announced the WiFi-only and the WiFi+3G models in the Indian market.
The launch comes soon after the announcement of the HTC Flyer and as heard before the company brought the tablet to the market by the end of this month. The tablet is the first Android Honeycomb based device to be revealed to the world which is powered by a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor and 1GB of RAM.
The company indeed took a long time o introduce the tablet in the Indian market, and along with the HTC Flyer it goes up against Apple’s iPad 2, RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook and the Acer ICONIA A500 which was announced recently.
In regards to the specifications the Motorola XOOM sports a 10.1-inch TFT display with 1080p HD playback, it has a 5 megapixel rear camera with 720p video recording capability and a secondary 2 megapixel front facing camera, It includes an HDMI port, Bluetooth connectivity, GPS and A-GPS. The device has 32GB of in-built storage expandable using a microSD card. It is expected to have a 10 hours battery life with 3G and about 9 hours with WiFi.
The WiFi-only version is priced at 32,990 INR while the WiFi+3G would be selling at 39,990 INR. We expect the street price to be slightly lesser than the official tags. While the pricing for the WiFi-only version is quite competitive, the price of the Wi-Fi+3G model seems abrupt and now it seems that the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 would lead to us to the final decisions on the best Android tablet available in India.


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Prototype dual-screened 2-in-1 Android smartpad from Imerj preview

Volkswagen Temporary Auto Pilot brings hands-free driving to the highway

Would you feel comfortable driving down the highway with a Temporary Auto Pilot (TAP) behind the wheel of your next Volkswagen? A new technology proposed by the German automaker won't take you from A to B automatically, but it will help out with more simple driving, so you can take your hands off the wheel while cruising down the highway at up to 130km/h (about 80 mph), for example. The system pairs Lane Assist with cruise control, and can be overridden by the driver at any time. The TAP system's Pilot Mode uses radar, laser, camera, and ultrasonic sensors to maintain a safe distance between vehicles, start and stop in traffic, and slow down before a bend. Speed is set by the driver, who you'll need to remain aware of your surroundings in case you need to take over control -- so don't get too comfortable poking around the menus on that AppRadio just yet.

The second, and final, beta release of Mozilla Thunderbird 5.0 has been made available for download.

New features in Thunderbird 5.0 include a revised account creation wizard and new add-ons manager. Bug fixes and interface tweaks round out the changes.
Full release notes for Thunderbird 5 beta 2 can be found at
Beta builds of anything are not recommended for users unable or unprepared to manage with incomplete, buggy or unstable software.
Should you feel adept enough at coping, the Beta can be downloaded from: -
The Mozilla Team also maintain a ‘Thunderbird Beta’ PPA, which provides packages for Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04.
Note that at the time of writing the PPA has not been updated with Thunderbird 5 Beta 2.
Add the following PPA to your Software Sources: -
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/thunderbird-next
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install thunderbird

MIPS chip slips through Android compliance

Green robot no longer an ARM exclusive
A processor based on MIPS architecture has passed the Android Compatibility Test Suite, providing a welcome lifeline to the company whose share price has been in freefall lately.
The chip comes from Beijing-based Ingenic Semiconductor, whose MIPS32-based SoC (System on a Chip) XBurst has passed the 24,000 tests required before one can put the small green robot on the box. More importantly, the test allows manufacturers to install Google's Android application suite onto handsets, including the Android Marketplace.
Phones and tablets using Ingenic's SoC are already on sale in China, but without the critical Android endorsement which passing the test makes possible. MIPS reports that a Froyo-running handset is already on sale in China for less than $100, and will be shipping into the US any day now.
That handset might be cheap, but with Android compatibility it will have the Marketplace, and that means Angry Birds - it's the new Doom!
MIPS proudly announced the passing of the test, claiming that this development puts it "on top of the mobile mountain" alongside Android, with Intel still scrabbling up the slopes. But a glance at the MIPS share price shows a company in need of some good news: after peaking a shade under $18 in January, the company's shares now languish at under $7 following admissions that it wouldn't make its revenue targets for the year.
Having a little green robot on the outside of the box is very important to phone manufacturers, particularly in the west where the Android brand is widely recognised. Having an alternative to ARM is also to be welcomed, though it's Intel that the industry is really waiting for. 
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Joomla! 1.7 Alpha Released (june 6)

Joomla is a free, open-source content management system (CMS) and application framework that powers 2.7% of the entire web. With a vibrant volunteer community, user-friendly features and plenty of power, Joomla is perfect for your site!

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla 1.7 Alpha 1 for download - on time and on target. This is the first release made within the new six-month release cycle that started with the delivery of Joomla 1.6 in January this year.

What is this release for?

There are several goals for this release:
  1. To allow advance testing of sites and custom extensions so that site administrators and developers can report any problems before the final release.
  2. To raise awareness that the end of the current development cycle is fast approaching.

What is this release NOT for?

This alpha version of Joomla 1.7 is not suitable for production sites. It is to be used for testing only.

When is the final release due?

Joomla 1.7 GA (general availability) is due to be released on or about the 10 July 2011. The planned milestone before and after this date are:
  • 05 June - Joomla alpha 1 released for public testing
  • 10 June - Feature freeze to prepare for beta release
  • 13 June - Joomla beta 1 to be released for public testing
  • 27 June - Joomla beta 2 to be released for public testing
  • 4 July - Version 11.1 of the Joomla Platform to be released
  • 10 July - Joomla 1.7 GA released
  • 10 August - Joomla 1.6 reaches end of life and is no longer supported
  • January 2012 - Next version of Joomla is released
  • April 2012 - Joomla 1.5 reaches end of life
Please note that dates may be subject to change depending on availability of volunteers and circumstances beyond our control.

How do I upgrade to Joomla 1.7?

Upgrading from Joomla 1.6 to Joomla 1.7 will be relatively easy. You will just use the Extension Manager just like you would upgrade from, for example, Joomla 1.6.2 to 1.6.3. This feature is not available for the alpha version of Joomla 1.7.
If you are using Joomla 1.5 then you will still be required to migrate your site using the jUpgrade component. When Joomla 1.7 GA is released you will be able to migrate directly from Joomla 1.5 straight to Joomla 1.7 (you can conveniently skip migrating to Joomla 1.6).

What’s new in Joomla 1.7 so far?

One of the major goals of Joomla 1.7 was to separate the Joomla Platform, that is the engine upon which the Joomla CMS runs, into it’s own product. The separation of the platform from the CMS, and its subsequent reinsertion, was completed last month. The new Joomla Platform includes many new features that will be of interest to developers. More information about those features and the platform will be made available closer to the release date.
Other features have been submitted to the Joomla Feature Tracker by members of the community and several of those are being reviewed for inclusion. Some have already been added to the 1.7 alpha package.
Compared to previous huge releases, such as Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 1.6, Joomla 1.7 is going to be a relatively gentle release with no big surprises.

What happens to Joomla 1.6?

Joomla 1.7 is the direct upgrade for Joomla 1.6. Joomla 1.6 will be supported for critical security issues only for a period of one month after the release of Joomla 1.7. After that time, only Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 1.7 will be available for download and will be supported by the Joomla project.

How can you help Joomla development?

The great news is you don’t have to be a developer to help build Joomla. The Joomla Bug Squad is one of the most active teams in the Joomla development process and is always looking for people (not just developers) that can help with sorting bug reports, coding patches and testing solutions. It’s a great way for increasing your working knowledge of Joomla, and also a great way to meet knew people from all around the world.
If you are interested, please read more on the Joomla Wiki and, if you wish to join, email Mark Dexter.
You can also help Joomla development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process. Since the release of Joomla 1.6, a whopping 375 issues have been fixed by the JBS. The project also wants to thanks all of the people that have taken the time to prepare and submit work to be included in Joomla 1.7, and to those that have worked very hard on the Joomla Platform separation project.

Github Has Surpassed Sourceforge and Google Code in Popularity

Github is now the most popular open source forge, having surpassedSourceforgeGoogle Code and Microsoft's CodePlex in total number of commits for the period of January to May 2011, according to data released today by Black Duck Software. This should probably come as no surprise, but it's good to have data to back assumptions.
During the period Black Duck examined, Github had 1,153,059 commits, Sourceforge had 624,989, Google Code and 287,901 and CodePlex had 49,839.
Black Duck also found that C++ and Java were the most popular languages for commits in these forges during this period of time.
Black Duck infographic
Black Duck didn't look at language specific forges such as RubyForge, and it excluded shell, XML and assembler commits.
The most popular languages were:
  1. C++ (362,077 commits)
  2. Java (335,992 commits)
  3. Python (296,896 commits)
  4. C (264,468 commits)
  5. JavaScript (251,557 commits)
  6. Ruby (234,980 commits)
  7. PHP (154,250 commits)
  8. C# (125,848 commits)
  9. Perl (89,720 commits)
Here's how the langauges broke down on a forge by forge basis:
Forge commits by language
Source: Black Duck Software
RedMonk co-founder and analyst Stephen O'Grady points to the percentage of C# commits in GitHub as a key indicator of the forge's popularity. As expected, the largest number of C# commits were in CodePlex - 35.3% of them. But GitHub was close behind with 31.9%. O'Grady described this as a "warping effect" caused by the GitHub's sheer number of GitHub commits.
C# by forge
Source: Black Duck Software
Update: O'Grady has released a slide-source readwrite deck on the subject of Github as the new center of gravity for open source development.
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The list of the best free & open-source software for Windows


            open source describes practices in production and development that promote access to the end product's source materials. Some consider open source a philosophy, others consider it apragmatic methodology.the concept of open source and the free sharing of technological information existed long before computers. For example, cooking recipes have been shared since the beginning of human culture. Open source can pertain to businesses and to computers, software and technology.

Here is the list of the best free & open-source software for Windows:-


  • Mozilla Firefox

    The premier free, open-source browser. Tabs, pop-up blocking, themes, and extensions. Considered by many to be the world's best brows


  • Miro

    Beautiful interface. Plays any video type (much more than windows media player). Subscribe to video RSS, download, and watch all in one. Torrent support. Search and download from YouTube and others.


  • Pidgin

    Connect to multiple IM accounts simultaneously in a single app, including: AOL IM, MSN, and Jabber.


  • Miro Video Converter

    Convert any type of video to mp4 or theora. Convert any video for use with iPhone, iPod, Android, etc. Very clean, easy to use interface.


  • SkipScreen

    A Firefox extension that skips unnecessary clicks and wait times on Rapidshare, Megaupload, Mediafire, zShare, and more.


  • Mozilla Thunderbird

    Powerful spam filtering, solid interface, and all the features you need.



  • Cabos

    A simple, easy to use filesharing program. Gnutella network.

  • Gnucleus

    A very good Gnutella search and download filesharing program.


  • Miro

    Beautiful interface. Plays any video type (much more than windows media player). Subscribe to video RSS, download, and watch all in one. Torrent support. Search and download from YouTube and others.

  • VLC

    Plays more video files than most players: Quicktime, AVI, DIVX, OGG, and more. Pretty good interface.Download Page

  • MPlayer

    Similar to VLC-- plays loads of video formats.

  • Media Player Classic

    Compact, but powerful media player. Plays anything under the sun. No install necessary.


  • LibreOffice

    Big, full featured suite of tools for word processing and spreadsheets. Compatible with and a free replacement for Microsoft Word documents. Also supports OpenDocument Format.

  • AbiWord

    A word processor. Leaner and quicker than OpenOffice.
    Compatible with Microsoft Word documents and OpenDocument Format.



  • bitcoin


    A "peer-to-peer" digital currency so you can buy things without paying 
    transaction fees.






  • PeaZip

    Fantastic archiving utility to extract and pack archives of an extensive amount 
    of formats. PeaZip also features password protecting archives, keyfile support, 
    system integration, a lovely interface, and much more.

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