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Haiku OS project gets ready to take the wraps off alpha release

Back in the early 1990s, BeOS appeared on the operating system scene promising a simple, uncluttered desktop designed to tackle digital media chores. Though Be is no longer "alive," its memory lives on thanks to a devoted community of supporters - like those behind Haiku. At long last, the Haiku OS project is getting close to an initial alpha release. Even better, they're making nightly builds a...

Fedora makes running nightly builds of dev branch easy

If staying on top of bleeding-edge browser builds isn't hard-core enough for you, why not roll with a nightly build of an entire operating system? Happy Assassin reports that the Fedora crew is making it easy to get your hands on fresh-baked LiveCD images of the upcoming Rawhide branch. Neatly packaging the distro this way should make it easy for more users to get involved in testing. Just d...

5 great program downloaders and updaters for Windows

One big ease-of-use advantage Linux distributions have over Windows is the process of installing and updating applications - thanks to repositories and software like Debian's apt-get. Running Windows doesn't mean that you can't easily maintain your app installs. With a few helpful (and free) downloaders you can add that missing functionliaty to your system, too! Here are five that I find particu...

Google Chrome news roundup: Themes, Scripts, and Ad-blocking, oh my!

It's been about a week since Google launched the public beta of its open source web browser, Google Chrome. While the browser certainly ain't perfect by a long shot, it does render pages quickly and has a few innovative features like an unconventional placement for tabs and a unified search box/location bar. Over the past week there's been a flurry of activity surrounding the browser. Not from Goo...