Archive for November, 2008

OpenSUSE 11.1 RC1 Released

It was announced yesterday the release candidate 1 of OpenSuse 11.1. If all goes well this will be the last test release before the final release scheduled for December 18. This release includes a number of changes and bug fixes compared to beta 5 as well as a new license. Download [...]

NASA prepares mission to Jupiter

NASA has announced the preparation of a new mission, the mission Juno (Juno), live on Jupiter. The launch of the satellite, which will take place through an Atlas rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida, is scheduled for August of 2011, and is expected to reach Jupiter in 2016. Once the satellite will orbit Jupiter [...]

Shuttle astronauts lose toolbox

A few days ago the news of the loss of the toolbox by an astronaut, Space Shuttle (STS-126) during a spacewalk around the ISS (International Space Station, ISS) Two astronauts had gone out the Shuttle to perform the maintenance work on the Solar Alpha Rotary Joint (Sarj), the mechanism that [...]

Britain is preparing for its first mission to the Moon

Britain is preparing its first mission to the Moon. This was revealed by the British Sunday Telegraph that the British government will approve next month a mission that will launch a satellite to the moon. The mission, whose name is Moon Lightweight Interior and Telecommunications Experiment (Moonlite) and the cost [...]

Ubuntu 9.04, released the first Alpha

It was announced last Saturday the first alpha release of Ubuntu 9.04, codenamed Jaunty Jackalope. You can download the first alpha of Ubuntu 9.04 from this page or directly from these links: jaunty-alternate-i386.iso (699MB), jaunty-alternate-amd64.iso (700MB). At the same time was released the first alpha of Ubuntu derived distributions which [...]

Released version 2.6.27.7 of the Linux Kernel

It was released last week, the Linux Kernel version 2.6.27.7, the latest stable version of the Linux Kernel. You can download the new version from here: linux-2.6.27.7.tar.bz2 (48 MB). The Changelog is here.

iPhone firmware 2.2 released

Apple has released yesterday the new firmware, version 2.2 for iPhone and iPod Touch. The firmware 2.2 is replacing the previous 2.1 firmware. Among the new firmware of the new Street View feature in Google Maps, improvements in stability and performance of Safari, improvements in the quality of the voicemail message. Improved HTML formatting [...]

Released version 2.6.27.6 of the Linux Kernel

It was released last week, the Linux Kernel version 2.6.27.6, the latest stable version of the Linux Kernel. You can download the new version from here: linux-2.6.27.6.tar.bz2 (48 MB). The Changelog is here.

India on Moon

In the week just ended, India has sent its first probe to the Moon. As announced by a spokesman for the Indian Space Agency (ISRO, Indian Space Research Organisation), the probe has landed on the Indian Aditya lunar surface at 16:04 (Italian time) on November 14. The probe was started at 6:22 am on October 22 [...]

OpenSuse 11.1 Beta 5 Released

It was announced yesterday the release of the fifth beta of OpenSuse 11.1. In fact yesterday was expected to issue the first release candidate of OpenSuse 11.1, but for the presence of several bugs the development team as it was found that the distribution was not ready to be called a release candidate, and has [.. .]

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