The development of Linux is one of the most prominent examples of free and open source software collaboration; typically all the underlying source code can be used , freely modified, and redistributed, both commercially and non-commercially, by anyone under licenses such as the GNU General Public License. Typically Linux us a format known as a Linux distribution for desktop and server use.
Only a couple of years after the adoption of the familiar orange and white icon for RSS feeds, social networking sites such as Facebook, my Space, and Twitter began to grow in popularity. In fact, many RSS software sites stopped updating their software around 2007 and although some sites still provide inks to the feed, RSS is barely ever mentioned anymore. Some sites still display the icon, but no longer provide an updated feed.
Although the Blu-ray disc specification has been finalized, engineers continue to work on advancing the technology. Quad-layer or 100 GB discs have been demonstrated on a drive with modified optics. Hitachi Corporation has stated that such a disc could be used to store up to 7 hours of 32 MB's video (HDTV) or 3 hours and 30 minutes of 64MB video also referred to as 4K. In August of 2006, TDK announced that they have created a working experimental Blu-ray Disc capable of holding 200 GB of data on a single side, using six 33 GB data layers.
On January 4, 2008, a day before CES 2008, Warner Bros. (the only major studio still releasing movies in both HD DVD and Blu-Ray Disc format) announced that it would release only in Blu-Ray Disc after May 2008. This included other studios that came under the Warner umbrella, such as New Line Cinema and HBO -though in Europe, HBO distribution partner, the BBC, announced it would continue to release in both formats while keeping an eye on the market.
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