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Match the Big Data Job to the Big Data Solution

In the rush to play in the Big Data game, it's easy to forget the fundamentals. The fear of being left behind can cause enterprise IT teams to move directly into pilot projects with a choice of products and technologies that may not be best designed to solve the identified...

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SugarCRM 6.5 Adds Just a Touch of Sweetener

SugarCRM has just debuted a controlled release of version 6.5 of its flagship open source CRM offering. In many ways, the release is an iterative change -- it does not represent the same major shift in functionality and user interface as version 6 did, when it was launched in 2010.

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Apache OpenOffice Lagging Behind LibreOffice in Features

Michael Meeks today posted the results of his side-by-side comparison of derivatives. The release of Apache OpenOffice 3.4 is right around the corner, so Meeks thought "it might help clarify the current situation to have a side-by-side summary of what is in each suite." Noting the important dates of June 1, 2011, which was when Oracle donated OOo to Apache; and Apache OpenOffice 3.4 is due probably...

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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS strikes Hyper-V first with Microsoft

Cloud before politics, says Canonical There’s a little love and yet a lot of rivalry between the latest Ubuntu build and Microsoft's Windows.…...

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Canonical Delivers Ubuntu Version 12.04: Precise Pangolin

Canonical has announced the release of the latest version of Ubuntu: version 12.04 LTS, which you can get here. Dubbed "Precise Pangolin," we've covered the beta versions of this important upgrade to one of the most popular Linux distros. Version 12.04 is based on the 3.0.2 Linux kernel, and is a long-term support (LTS) release of the operating system, with maintenance updates guaranteed for five years. It's positioned as ideal for cloud computing, and Mark Shuttleworth and others have steadily positioned it as aimed at enterprise users. Here is more on this release. Previously, LTS versions of Ubuntu were supported for three years for desktop users and five years on the server, but Canonical has upped the support for Precise Pangolin to five years across the board. It's one of many pitches the OS makes to enterprise users.  The Unity desktop environment in version 12.04, which has been so controversial, has become much faster...

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