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Joomla 2.5 Release Changed to January 24th

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Quick Update:  Joomla has just released Beta 2 of version 2.5, one day after it’s original anticipated GA (general availability) release date.  This will allow some additional time for bug testing and upgrade testing from version 1.7 to 2.5.  This will also give extension developers a bit of extra time for plugin development and update testing.

Just as a reminder, beta releases are not suitable for production sites.  The GA release date is now going to be January 24th, 2012.

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Joomla 2.5 to Replace Version 1.8

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Joomla has announced Joomla 2.5 Beta 1, with a stable GA (general availability) release coming January 10, 2012 (give or take a few days, depending on availability of the fine people who donate their time and energy).  The decision has come based on a poll Joomla released called Vote for the Version. And it only makes sense really, with 1.0 being the intital release, and ...

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RIM’s PlayBook: Victim of Unfortunate Timing?

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No one is going to contest that Research in Motion has had more then it’s share of woes recently, and certainly they are far from over.  And then if their October extended service outage wasn’t enough to infuriate a more then a few customers, likely the drunken inexcusable behavior of a couple of executives that grounded an Air Canada flight from ...

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How To Use Spaces in Mac OS X Lion 10.7

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For those who have gotten used to utilizing Spaces since it’s initial release in OS X Leopard 10.5, don’t panic when you boot up Lion for the first time.  Spaces is now integrated into the new Mission Control, along with Expose, and has been rebranded with a more idiot-proof name: Desktops.  Mission Control is the new one-stop-shop to access any open applications and widgets.  It also is where you now control Spaces, aka Desktops.  Here you can create as many ...

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Apple Sells One Million Copies of Lion on Day One

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Well, if anyone had any doubts about the popularity of Apple’s highly esteemed OS X, they certainly won’t any longer.  They sold over one million copies on the day it was released – online.  One million 3.5 GB downloads in less then 24 hours is really quite something to think about – 3.5 million GB (3,500 TB) in bandwidth – in one day! To anyone who knows anything about running web servers this ought to make your your jaw drop.  ...

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Apple Lets the Lion Out of it’s Cage: OS X 10.7

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The day as finally arrived – the much anticipated release of the Lion. Mac OS X Lion 10.7 has finally been released, “The new king of the desktop” as Apple calls it. It will power Apple’s new line of MacBook Air notebooks and the new Mac Mini’s just released, and  is also now shipping preloaded on all other Apple products.

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Joomla! 1.7 Released Today? Already?!

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What, another new version of Joomla came out today?  But didn’t Joomla 1.6 take over 3 years to develop and just come out a matter of months ago?  Yes, indeed it did.  In fact, this is the first release on Joomla’s new 6-month release schedule, since version 1.6 was released in January 2011.  Joomla 1.8 is scheduled to be released in January 2012.

So what does this mean for Joomla users and web designers?  Is it a worthwhile upgrade? What if ...

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