Canonical announced the very first release of the Ubuntu Linux distribution on October 20, 2004. Five years later, Ubuntu is the star of the Linux desktop and has achieved a level of popularity and mindshare that is unprecedented among various flavors of the open source operating system.
While Windows Mobile 6.5 platform isn’t apparently turning out to be a success on several handsets, Microsoft Corp. has decided to come up with a more user-friendly stopgap version of the operating system, version 6.5.1, before it upgrades the platform to the next-generation Windows Mobile 7.
Microsoft has only recently released Windows Mobile 6.5 - on October 6th - but the software maker has reportedly been working on an update which will incorporate features that were left out.
Communication with Mars had not been possible for several weeks at a time when the Sun obscured the Earth's view of the planet.
But the University of Strathclyde researchers found a way to allow continuous communication with just one spacecraft.
The breakthrough centres on Lagrange points, five areas in space where an object such as a satellite or observatory can stay fixed in the same location relative to the Earth and the Sun.
YouTube and Channel 4 have inked a landmark content deal that will see most of the UK broadcaster's programming made available for free on the Google-owned video sharing site.
Under the pact, Channel 4 will make its entire 4 on Demand catch-up service of new shows available on YouTube shortly after airing, plus around 3,000 hours of full-length programming from its archives. But only in the UK.