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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/26

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Are you one of the few lucky searchers who saw the new Google search interface today?  Early reports say that Google just started testing its revamped search interface with random users.  You can find a method for getting this new interface here, but it may or may not work.  The new interface resembles the Google Wave UI and is designed to have a clearer layout for search results.  A column on the left houses the image, maps, video, etc. search options much like the Bing layout.  Could it be that Google is actually taking ideas from Microsoft's search engine?

Apple hopes to deal the finishing blow to Mac clone maker, Psystar, by calling for a permanent injunction against the company's operations.  A U.S. District Court judge ruled in favor of Apple's copyright infringement case against Psystar last week, and now it seems that Apple is trying to shut down their business for good.  Apple's motion includes strong language saying that Psystar "has built its business on infringing Apple's copyrights and trademarks.  Psystar's appropriation of Apple's intellectual property and goodwill has been systematic and brazen, from the name of Psystar's 'OpenMac' computers to its deliberate pirating of Apple's Mac OS X."  In addition to the injunction, Apple is asking for compensation in the range of $450k to $4.5m.  The compensation may be difficult to get since Psystar's bankruptcy filing says the company's assets are worth no more than $50k.

The final release of FreeBSD 8.0 is now available on the project's FTP servers.  The Unix based operating system adds several new features in version 8.0.  FreeBSD 8.0 supports superpages and has a new USB stack.  The OS now uses Sun's D-Trace support for Clang/LLVM and kernel traces support.  The NFS client/server is rewritten with NFSv4 and multicast updates.  FreeBSD 8.0 also has improved Solaris ZFS support.

The first Thunderbird 3 release candidate, which was expected two weeks ago, is finally here.  The preview release includes over 100 changes from the last milestone (beta 4).  Thunderbird 3 includes IMAP folder sync improvements, a new mail account set-up wizard, tabbed email messages,  a redesigned mail toolbar, and more.  The final release for Thunderbird 3 has not been set.

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