It's been over two weeks since -rc5, partly because of a very quiet week there due to lots of kernel people (including me) being in Tokyo for the annual kernel summit, but also partly because we had an annoying problem with ext4 filesystem corruption after unclean shutdowns.
Oracle's acquisition of Sun is still grinding along, but while the gears are still turning I'd like to throw in a request: Make OpenOffice an open-core product. Keep the main program free, but charge for the useful bonuses.
Mozilla announced the availability of the first Firefox 3.6 beta last week. Firefox 3.6, codenamed Namoroka, is an incremental update that introduces a handful of new features, enhanced performance, and some noteworthy improvements to web standards support.