Great news in the software world

During the last week there has been a couple of great releases in the software I use every day. First out was Python 3.1. It was released June 27th and features An ordered dictionary type Various optimizations to the int type New unittest features including test skipping and new assert methods. A much faster io module Tile support for Tkinter A pure Python reference implementation of the import statement New syntax for nested with statements Next out was Mozilla Firefox 3.

Wasting my screen realestate

I installed Ubuntu 8.04 this week. Among the new features are a beta of the coming release of Firefox. It seems like some fine peace of software, but it continues the ever-growing wasting of screen realestate. I bought a new laptop a few weeks ago, and I wanted a small and portable one. In order to get that, I had to go down to a screen resolution of 1024×768. I was a bit afraid that this would be too little, but it has turned out fine.