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Flash Player 10.1 and AIR 2 Final Release
Some have had Flash 10.1 since the RC was made available a few months ago, but if you waited until the new-and-improved Flash was totally stable, then the wait is over. Adobe released the GA version of Flash 10.1. The new release brings some much-needed hardware acceleration and optimization for mobile phones. Mac users will have to wait a little longer for hardware acceleration. AIR 2 final was also released.
Turkey Blocks Some Google Services
In Turkey, a country with a longstanding ban on Google's YouTube, access has been blocked to Google services like Translate, Docs, and Books. Google believes that this "ban" is actually an accidental side-effect of the YouTube ban. Google says they are working out the issues with Turkish officials. In the meantime, Turkey is asking Google to pay millions of dollars in back-taxes for YouTube, even though the site has been banned for some time.
Ubuntu on a Tablet
In late 2011 we could see tablets running the Ubuntu operating system. Canonical says it is currently working on a new lightweight version of Ubuntu that would be optimized for tablets and other mobile devices. The tablet OS would be merged with the current netback OS - Ubuntu Light. Canonical is currently talking with hardware makers about the most efficient components to run Ubuntu on a small device.
Notepad++ Leaves SourceForge
The developers of open source Notepad++ are leaving SourceForge because of the site's block on five countries. Did anyone tell them that the blocking is now optional?