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Adobe Lightroom 3.4 RC now available at Adobe Labs (get Lightroom for free)

It's always a pleasure when Adobe posts something to their Labs page for users to try, but it's even better when it's a release-candidate for one of their best pieces of software. Today it's version 3.4 RC of Lightroom, which is code for a completely free copy of the latest Adobe Lightroom. The RC, which is available at Adobe Labs right now, is mainly a giant bug-fix for the still-young...

Firefox 4 RC1 available to download, expected to be the final build

Just a few moments ago, the Mozilla QA team signed off on the first Firefox 4 Release Candidate build. It is immediately available from the release FTP server, and from the Firefox Beta website later today. As far as the Firefox 4 development team are concerned, this is expected to be the final, release-ready build of Firefox 4; Mike Beltzner, Mozilla's Director of Firefox, says that this RC...

Internet Explorer 9 RC download links go live

If you've been waiting to try Internet Explorer 9 until the release candidate was made available, wait no more! Microsoft has posted the 32- and 64-bit downloads for both Windows 7 and Vista. If the rumors are correct, the IE9 RC will be made officially available later today -- in which case, watch out for a lot more Internet Explorer 9 content on Download Squad over the next few days. ...

Dropbox prepares to leave beta with version 1.0 release candidate

Dropbox, with a bunch of minor bug fixes, has now been bumped from version 0.8 to 1.0 and garnered the exciting 'RC' tag. This means the developers think that Dropbox is ready for prime time -- though given its massive publicity drive, and a huge numbers of users, I think this is more of an 'exhibition release' than anything else. Due to a bug in the upgrade process, Linux and Mac OS X users...

Firefox 4 to ship at the beginning of 2011

Mike Beltzner, the Director of Firefox, has just confirmed that the Firefox 4 release candidates will appear at the beginning of 2011. The Firefox 4 Beta wiki has also been updated to reflect the goals, targets and deliverables of the last few months of the beta testing process. The next release, Beta 7, which is due out in the next week or two, is the most important of them all. Mozilla has...

Opera 10.5 for Mac gets a final release candidate

It's just a hair under two months since Opera 10.5 for Mac entered beta, and we've already got a release candidate! As I mentioned in a previous post, 10.5 is a significant release because it's now a native Cocoa app, which means a nice performance boost for Mac users. It also includes Mac perks like Growl notification support and multitouch gestures. So, what's changed since the Beta? Well,...

Microsoft pushes Office 2010 release candidate to testers

With the full RTM due in June, Microsoft has confirmed that a release candidate build of Office 2010 is currently in the hands of testers. This isn't news to the crew at Wzor.net, of course, who have made a habit of putting leaked RC, beta, and RTM software from Microsoft on display for all to see. They've confirmed that Microsoft is already internally testing an RTM escrow build of Office...

Get your Nokia N900s ready, because Firefox for Maemo RC3 is out now

The folks at Mozilla are on a roll this month: first, they got Firefox 3.6 out the door and onto the desktops of millions of users, and now they're delivering Firefox to the palm of your hand. That is, if you own a Maemo phone, like the Nokia N900. Firefox for Maemo just got its third release candidate, which indicates it's quite close to a final release. RC3 cleans up a few bugs and addresses an...

Firefox 3.6 Release Candidate 2 now available, just one week after RC1

Mozilla is already making good on its promise of more frequent updates to the Firefox browser, pushing out an update to the release candidate of Firefox 3.6 just a week after the first RC became available. As we told you last week, Firefox 3.7 has been dropped from the development cycle to make these more frequent updates possible. Is Firefox delivering significant new features, though? Indeed it...

Mozilla Weave Browser sync hits the release candidate phase

If you need something to help keep your bookmarks and settings on Firefox synced across multiple computers, then Mozilla Weave is for you. We talked about Weave earlier in the year when it hit beta, but the bookmarking sync service is almost done, entering the "Release Candidate" phase earlier today. Weave Sync 1.0RC takes into account a lot of the issues that were encountered throughout the...

Mozilla's Thunderbird 3 email client gets a release candidate

Thunderbird 3, the next version of Mozilla's email client, is almost ready for final release. Although it's almost a year behind schedule, the release candidate rolled out on Tuesday for all operating systems, and it delivers several significant new features, including tabs, better search, and Gmail-style archiving. Thunderbird now plays nicely with Gmail all around, recognizing special...

Lightweight Mac browser Camino 2 introduces a release candidate

Mozilla's Camino, the lightweight Mac alternative to Firefox, is getting very close to a 2.0 release. The first release candidate is out now -- you can download it by checking for updates in an earlier version of the browser -- and it's got updates to appearance, security features and more. You'll notice a new, more Leopard-like look for the tabs and toolbars, making Camino blend in better with...

With KDE 4.1, KDE4 starts to show its colors

When KDE 4.0 was released that fateful day in January, it unleashed an unholy boatload of controversy. Was it a final release? Was it really a final release? And just because the developers say it is a final release, but that it isn't, it's just numbered as such, and we shouldn't worry if things don't seem finished -- does that mean we shouldn't be concerned if things don't work? We stand by the...