KDE 4.0 Released!

“On January 11th, 2008, at roughly 7 am ET, KDE 4 became available for download. Not that we were refreshing our browsers or anything in anticipation. Packages are currently available for Kubuntu (Hardy and Gutsy), Debian (in the experimental branch), Fedora (in the Rawhide repository), Gentoo and openSuSE. ArkLinux and Mandriva packages will be available soon.” – Source

Internet Explorer 8 Passes Acid 2 Test, Finally!

“As a team, we’ve spent the last year heads down working hard on IE8. Last week, we achieved an important milestone that should interest web developers. IE8 now renders the “Acid2 Face” correctly in IE8 standards mode.” – Source

The Venture Brothers

Season 3 is written and Season 4 is already in production! The bad news is that Season 3 won’t air until June 2008. Until the get your Venture fix from these 3 kewl websites:

What’s on my iPod now…

4 albums from Arctic Monkeys! They are pretty sweet. If you are an Arctic Monkeys fan you are going to want to pick these up. They are pretty cheap on iTunes.

David X. Cohen, of Futurama, Interview

“On November 27, Futurama comes back in a big way with Bender’s Big Score, an “epic” film involving all the characters from the show that ran on Fox from 1999-2003. The DVD is the first in a series of four direct-to-DVD releases, which will be edited into 16 episodes that will air on Comedy Central in 2008.” – Source

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Alpha

“Oh Canonical, it seems like just yesterday that you pushed out Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon. And now the first alpha version of Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron is already available for download? They grow up so quickly.” – Source

A Review of Assassin’s Creed

“The Creed is a simple one, but it absolutely must be obeyed. Three simple tenets: stay one’s blade from the flesh of the innocent; draw not attention to oneself whenever possible; and never compromise the brotherhood. These are the rules laid out to the members, the brothers, of the Assassin’s guild. A simple set of laws governing the mysterious group striving for “total peace.” But is it just that simple?” – Source

Visual Studio 2008 and .Net 3.5

“As promised earlier this month, Microsoft announced today that both Visual Studio 2008 and the accompanying .NET Framework 3.5 have been released to manufacture (RTM).

Codenamed Orcas, Visual Studio 2008 (VS2008) comes two years after Visual Studio 2005. In total, there are more than 250 new features added with significant enhancements across every version ranging from Express Editions to Visual Studio Team Systems (VSTS). A key addition in VS2008 is support for the new Language Integrated Query (LINQ), which is positioned as a technology for rapid application development. LINQ is designed to let developers focus on what they need the data to do, rather than be mired in the complexities of data abstraction and casting. Also, LINQ makes it easier to tie C# or Visual Basic with SQL.” – Source

Coverage at Neowin.net
Coverage at RegDeveloper