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CloudStack, OpenStack and the Significance of Support

In the wake of Citrix's decision to cut its support for the open source OpenStack cloud computing platform and move full steam ahead with the next phase of its CloudStack strategy, it still seems clear to most observers that OpenStack and CloudStack are headed for fierce competition. This shouldn't come as a surprise. All the way back in 2009, open source platforms were emerging as the best way for IT departments to guarantee flexibility in their cloud deployments.

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Pros Tips for Extending LibreOffice

In a recent Wazi article comparing it with the venerable OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice was the clear winner. The free, LGPL-licensed LibreOffice offers spreadsheet, word processing, presentation, and database functions that stack up well even to proprietary products like Microsoft Word. By itself, LibreOffice is worth every penny you pay for it. But you can make it even more useful by adding extensions, templates, and fonts.

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XBMC 11.0 Released

The XBMC team announces the release of a new and improved XBMC 11.0 (Eden) for windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and ios, as well as XBMCbuntu final, built on the LXDE desktop.

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Open Source Robotics Platforms are Flourishing--As They Should

All around the world, open source robotics efforts are maturing, to the point where an open source robot surgeon might even save your life, and commercial companies are taking shape around open source robot platforms.

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Slashdot TV Launches Online, Including Many Open Source Videos

Slashdot, which started out as a technology-focused content aggregation online site many years ago, has seen its share of competition but remains a popular place to read up on what's billed as "news for nerds." Many open source community members are also familiar with the fact that Slashdot and SourceForge have the same corporate parent.

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