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Developer Linux News for Dec 29, 2009

  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.7 will fix updates and top crash (Dec 29, 2009, 20:32)
    Netstat -vat: "Mozilla developers are now testing the next stable build of the Firefox 3.5.x series. Firefox 3.5.7 is now available as a beta build for testers to try out."

  • The Future of Unix Standards: Unix 10? (Dec 29, 2009, 17:32)
    Serverwatch: "For the last 40 years, Unix operating systems have helped to power mission-critical IT operations around the globe. Now, as Unix enters middle age, its backers are busily developing the new specifications that they hope will carry the OS forward into the next age of computing"

  • Western Digital�s Advanced Format: The 4K Sector Transition Begins (Dec 29, 2009, 16:17)
    Anandtech: "We had a chance to talk to Western Digital last week about a new hard drive technology they have coming down the pipe called Advanced Format."

  • Random Number Between Two Integers (Dec 29, 2009, 13:17)
    Safe Coding: "This is a topic that is quite easy and doesn’t need much explanation but still many people manage to mess it up. Not going into a hyperbole, I’ll get straight to the point."

  • Mean Time to Repair (Dec 29, 2009, 11:37)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "The other day I read an article on the web that said that "Firefox, Adobe top buggiest-software list" and which stated that Firefox had reported the most "vulnerabilities" of all the "application programs"."

  • Globalize your Web Applications: PHP's Locale Formatting Classes (Dec 29, 2009, 05:37)
    WebReference: "Today, we'll be covering PHP's two remaining I18N Libraries, the I18N_Number and I18N_Currency classes, both of which are subclasses of the I18N_DateTime function."

  • Evangelism is War -- The Mono/Moonlight Agenda (Dec 29, 2009, 00:17)
    Pwnage: "After reading the information contained in the documents I am even more convinced that Mono and Moonlight do nothing but help Microsoft win against competing platforms."