January 2011

Mac OS X 10.6.6 Now Available via Software Update including the long anticipated Mac App Store Posted Friday, January 7, 2011 @ 12:45 AM by mayhem
Although scheduled for a 9am launch on the 6th of January in the US (7th in Oz), it seems that the Mac App Store is already available via Software Update. It looks like the 10.6.6 update is life and available for all those early birds who want to download it.

UPDATE (12:48am): Looks like Apple has updated their site, it's confirmed live "The Mac App Store is now available as a software update for any Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard.". You can expect to see these apps and more in the Mac App Store. (Note the page is in the stage of going live, US version is currently not loading correctly, but AU seems to be ok)
Mac App Store - Launches January 6th 2011 (Jan 7th in Oz) Posted Thursday, January 6, 2011 @ 4:45 PM by mayhem
"The Mac App Store is a forthcoming digital distribution platform for Mac OS X applications developed by Apple Inc. The platform was announced on October 20, 2010 at Apple's "Back to the Mac" event and is scheduled to launch on January 6, 2011. Apple began accepting app submissions from registered developers on November 3, 2010 in preparation for its launch.

The Mac App Store will be Apple's first app designed in the iOS style prior to the release of Mac OS X Lion. The UI is a mixture of OS X and iOS (icons) whereas the pages are based around that of the iTunes Store."
- Wikipedia

Mac OS X Lion will be Apple's 8th release in the Mac OS X series, taking learning's from the iPhone and iPad.

"We took our best thinking from Mac OS X and brought it to the iPhone. Then we took our best thinking from the iPhone and brought it to iPad. And now we’re bringing it all back to the Mac with our eighth major release of the world’s most advanced operating system. Mac OS X Lion arrives in late 2011." - Apple, Mac OS X Lion Sneak Peek
Linux Kernel 2.6.37 Released Posted Thursday, January 6, 2011 @ 4:42 PM by mayhem
The latest stable 2.6 Kernel for Linux has been released, Kernel 2.6.37 has been released. Changes are listed in the changelog.

As usual you can download the kernel in various formats from kernel.org

From Slashdot: "Version 2.6.37 of the Linux kernel has been released. This version includes SMP scalability improvements for Ext4 and XFS, the removal of the Big Kernel Lock, support for per-cgroup IO throttling, a networking block device based on top of the Ceph clustered filesystem, several Btrfs improvements, more efficient static probes, perf support to probe modules, LZO compression in the hibernation image, PPP over IPv4 support, several networking microoptimizations and many other small changes, improvements and new drivers for devices like the Brocade BNA 10GB ethernet, Topcliff PCH gigabit, Atheros CARL9170, Atheros AR6003 and RealTek RTL8712U. The fanotify API has also been enabled. See the full changelog for more details."