Sep 30, 2009

Gnome 2.28 Released: Linux 2u

The GNOME project is proud to release this new version of the GNOME desktop environment and developer platform. Among the hundreds of bug fixes and user-requested improvements, GNOME 2.28 has several highly visible changes: seamless integration with bluetooth devices, simpler desktop sharing and a generally smoother user experience. Learn more about GNOME 2.28 through the detailed release notes and the press release.

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Whats New in Gnome 2.28 :

* GNOME 2.28 includes the first release of the GNOME Bluetooth module to help users manage their Bluetooth devices. GNOME Bluetooth supports hundreds of Bluetooth devices, including mice, keyboards and headsets. GNOME Bluetooth includes PulseAudio integration for Bluetooth headsets and headphones.
GNOME Bluetooth also includes support for Internet access through your mobile phone. After pairing your mobile phone with GNOME Bluetooth, NetworkManager will include an entry to use your mobile phone for Internet access.
                  So using internet through GPRS,EDGE, 3G will become easier. So now you can try Airtel, Smart, Aircel EDGE service.

* The Time Tracker applet, which helps you track your time and tasks, includes a number of new improvements.
* GNOME's instant messaging and communication application.
* The GNOME Web Browser, Epiphany.
* DVD playback in GNOME's Media Player has been improved with the ability to navigate DVD menus and resume playback from the last position.
* Brasero, the GNOME CD/DVD Burner, now supports the ability to burn data across multiple discs and has added a graphical display to show space used on discs before burning.
* and lots more.

You discovered more features in Gnome 2.28 please post in comment. 


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  2. Power Manager now supports laptops with multiple batteries.Epiphany browser has switched from Gecko to WebKit for better performance.

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