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The project manager of Jython announced he is quitting his job at Sun.  Frank Wierzbicki helped design Jython, the Java implementation of Python, for five years while he worked at Sun.  This departure comes just four months after two JRuby developers left Sun, citing the uncertainty surrounding the Oracle acquisition as their reason.

Google decided to give Google Apps Premier administrators tighter control over their employees by extending Postini technology accross the company's entire online apps suite.  Currently, the Postini technology only applies to Gmail and there is not yet a time frame on when it will cover the rest of the suite. Does this mean more big companies will move to Apps Premier?

Moblin 2.1 for Intel Atom based netbooks is now available.  The new release has added plugin and add-on support along with improved performance.  Moblin 2.1 now uses Clutter 1.0 for animation and updates its Linux Kernel to version 2.6.31.

The first release candidate of Thunderbird 3 is set to arrive as early as Monday.  The new email software will have tabbed email browsing with better search capabilities and a better interface.  Thunderbird 3 will also feature better offline functionality.

The top link in 24 hours has some iPhone fans fired up.  "10 things Android phones do better than the iPhone" by Jack Wallen gives you ten good reasons to try the new Droid.  However, 20 downvotes means least 20 Apple lovers didn't agree with Wallen's assesment.

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