Google Chrome 5.0.372.0 Beta available for Ubuntu

Google has announced the release of a new update to Google Chrome in the Beta channel. Google Chrome 5.0.372.0 Beta has been pushed for Linux users ahead of the Windows and Mac builds in order to address an SSL issue.

Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 Beta Released, Features Gnome 2.28

Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 Beta was released today and includes the previously mentioned:

-Updated Human GDM theme, Humanity icons and new log-out screen

Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope (9.04) Beta Screenshots

The Beta version of the upcoming Ubuntu 9.04 (codename Jaunty Jackalope) was uploaded a few minutes ago on the official mirrors. The developers improved the boot process even further and now Ubuntu 9.04 Beta (with the EXT4 filesystem) will boot in under 20 seconds on a high-end machine!

Songbird Beta is Released!

We’re excited to announce that Songbird is now in public Beta! This update to Songbird includes a new default look and feel, several new features, performance gains, improvements to stability and additional playback capabilities.

Test Drive OpenOffice 3 Beta in Ubuntu

OpenOffice 3 Beta has been released. Some of the new features that caught my eye include: support for new features in the ODF file format, support for opening (but not saving) Microsoft’s new Office file formats, charting enhancements, a cool-looking start center, improved notes in writer, and better picture cropping. Mac users will be glad to hear that OpenOffice now has a native UI on the Mac.

Firefox 3 beta 5 reached Hardy’s repositories

Ubuntu users, Firefox 3 beta 5 (3b5) has reached Hardy’s repositories. Gutsy (and older versions) users, enable Hardy repo’s to upgrade it.

To be able to install the extensions that are not supported by this version of firefox (since the new addons website interface which sucks by the way), here’s what you must do to bypass it:

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