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[News] Mozilla Strikes Educational Partnership, Dillo 2.0 Reviewed

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Mozilla partnership makes Seneca 'Canada’s open source school'

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| The Toronto college has enjoyed a fruitful partnership with the world’s 
| biggest open source project over the past few years. Find out why other 
| computer science departments should take notice  
| With the continued success of its partnership with the Mozilla Foundation, 
| Toronto’s Seneca College could be the school of choice for budding open 
| source developers and a strong model for other tech programs around the 
| country to follow.    


Dillo 2.0 is fast, but limited

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| The lightweight Dillo Web browser, in development for eight years, has always 
| been a contender for the fastest browser available on GNU/Linux -- so much so 
| that the Google's Chrome will have to be pretty nimble to outpace it. With 
| last month's release of version 2.0, Dillo is faster than ever. If 
| performance is your main priority, you might find Dillo's minimalistic tools 
| and functional limitations an acceptable tradeoff -- but probably not.     



Open Source Curriculum Expanded at Seneca

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| Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
| solutions, today announced that Seneca College will expand the use of open
| source software in its curriculum through the Fedora Project, a Red Hat
| sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration.


Dillo 2.0 Gets Tabbed Browsing

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| Dillo, the famous little browser used in small, lightweight distributions
| like Damn Small Linux (DSL), reached version 2.0 on October 14, 2008.
| The last stable Dillo release was 0.8.6, which was around for over two years
| (April 26, 2006), and this new version brings tons of new improvements,
| changes and features, the biggest of them being tabbed browsing. Yes, Dillo
| allows now browsing using tabs, which is a must-have functionality for any
| desktop browser, no matter how small it is. The changelog is huge. This
| release is also the first one written in FLTK, as the application was ported
| from GTK.


Lightweight, Linux-compatible browser evolves

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| The eight-year-old Dillo project has released version 2.0 of its
| Linux-compatible, ultra-lightweight HTML browser for embedded systems,
| antiquated PCs, and other low-powered devices. Dillo 2 adds support for
| anti-aliased text, multiple languages, and tabbed browsing, while improving
| table rendering and lowering memory usage, says the project.


Dillo is eight years old!

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| After a very slow 2006, and a project stop in year 2007, the new 2008 came
| with a renewed work force that kept working steadily behind the scenes. The
| fruits of this effort are a new and stable dillo based on FLTK2 (aka dillo2),
| that has more features, bug fixes, goodies and half the memory footprint of
| the GTK1-based dillo!


Dillo the lean browser

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| Using browsers which are Web 2.0 enabled whenever you just what to Google 
| something is like calling out the Fire Brigade when you have just burned the 
| toast. Definitive overkill. If you are just surfing for information, then you 
| want the little browser on the low fat, low body-mass index, skinny latte 
| diet with a low carbon footprint. If Dillo were a catwalk model, it would be 
| size zero. Think of it as the Victoria Beckham of browsers— but better 
| looking; where the big hitters like Firefox, Flock and Opera sometimes move 
| like a Sloth on Mogadon, Dillo tears down the track like a Whippet on speed.       

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