Perl 5.11.0 Now Available

A message from Jesse Vincent, project manager of Perl 6.

It gives me great pleasure to announce the release of Perl 5.11.0.

Perl 5.11.0 is a DEVELOPMENT release. We’re making it available to you today to make it easy for you to test your software on what
will eventually become Perl 5.12.

This release is the result of over two years of development by a
global community of developers. You can find a list of high-profile
changes in this release in the file “perl5110delta.pod” inside the
release.

Download the Perl 5.11.0 tarball.

The SHA1 signatures are:

0d436577386c668161e3dad385d233c383bf4c9d perl-5.11.0.tar.bz2
3137486cfe00094d1cd9a00e6e61f152f8fdb26e perl-5.11.0.tar.gz

Borders and Verizon Offer Free Wifi

Borders and Verizon have signed an agreement to offer free Wi-Fi in 500 of its stores. This came in the heels of Barnes & Nobles and AT&T’s announcement earlier this summer to provide free Wi-Fi service in its stores. The Borders and Verizon service will be available by mid-October. Access to the Internet is nearly ubiquitous if you add AT&T’s DSL package. AT&T allow their DSL customers have gain access to thousands of AT&T’s hotspots located worldwide at Starbucks, McDonalds, participating hotels, restaurants and airports.

Ubuntu 9.10 Beta Is Out

When an Ubuntu Beta version is released, you know that the final release is just around the corner. Ubuntu 9.10 or Karmic Koala is scheduled for a late October release. What’s new? Karmic has new themes, icons and wallpapers. The Ubuntu Software Store has been renamed to the Ubuntu Software Center. To facilitate faster boot time, Ubuntu now uses Upstart, a an event-based replacement for the /sbin/init daemon which handles starting of tasks and services during boot and stopping them during shutdown. There are other features and improvements found here. Of course, there are other Ubuntu 9.10 versions available for download. You can check out the rest of the Ubuntu family below courtesy of Softpedia.

Download Ubuntu 9.10 Beta (Karmic Koala) right now from Softpedia.
Download Ubuntu Server 9.10 Beta (Karmic Koala) right now from Softpedia.
Download Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud 9.10 Beta (Karmic Koala) right now from Softpedia.
Download Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 Beta (Karmic Koala) right now from Softpedia.
Download Kubuntu 9.10 Beta (Karmic Koala) right now from Softpedia.
Download Kubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 Beta (Karmic Koala) right now from Softpedia.
Download Xubuntu 9.10 Beta (Karmic Koala) right now from Softpedia.
Download Edubuntu 9.10 Beta (Karmic Koala) right now from Softpedia.
Download Ubuntu Studio 9.10 Beta (Karmic Koala) right now from Softpedia.
Download Mythbuntu 9.10 Beta (Karmic Koala) right now from Softpedia.