Daily Links for Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Official Google Mac Blog: Google Chrome for Mac goes beta!
Official Google Mac Blog

73,804 lines of Mac-specific code and 29 developer builds later, we’re excited to finally release Google Chrome for Mac in beta. We took a hefty dose of goodness from the Windows version to build a fast, polished browser for Mac — with features such as the Omnibox (where you can both search and type in addresses), themes from artists, and most importantly, speed. Try downloading Google Chrome for Mac and see what you think.

Open Source

Five Reasons Why Android Could Kill Windows Mobile
eWeek / Nicholas Kolakowski

Microsoft‘s Windows Mobile operating system could be the product in the smartphone space that is most vulnerable to the rise of Android, whose market share has steadily climbed over the past year. A variety of factors, ranging from a pairing of the Android OS with the solidly selling Motorola Droid to a positive trend line in Android OS adoption, suggest that Windows Mobile could be squeezed out of the multiple-mobile-device ecosystem unless Mobile 7, rumored to be released sometime in 2010, proves to be the substantial improvement that Microsoft promises.

Joe Brockmeier talks open source and social media
DaniWeb / Ron Miller

It’s been almost a year since I last interviewed Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier, who is the community manager at openSUSE. I sent him several questions to answer by email. I was curious about the new version of openSUSE, 11.2, along with his increasing use of social media to promote it. I also wanted to know how people curious about open source operating systems could get started.

10 open source projects worth checking out
ZDNet Asia / Jack Wallen

The open source field is pretty crowded, but certain projects stand above the rest. Here are 10 tools and solutions you don’t want to overlook.

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