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Linux and Gaming: Full Steam Ahead

There's been virtually continuous cause for celebration here in the Linux blogosphere over the last month or so, but it seems safe to say that few news items have caused quite as much jubilation as what greeted one tidbit last week, in particular. "It has taken longer than most anyone...

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Study Says iOS Still Trumps Android at Work

There is no doubt that, despite being a very young mobile operating system, Android has achieved considerable success, and Android smartphones are directly challenging the iPhone's hegemony. And yet, we've made the point before that Android still hasn't cracked the business market. Do you work in a large enterprise, where the technology you use is overseen by IT administrators who set rules? If you do, you may have already encountered restrictions on running Android devices and open source applications. Even at large, Silicon Valley-based technology companies, users often cannot choose Android phones as company-issued devices. Now, a new study suggests that even enterprise users who are free to pick their own mobile devices for work use still overwhelmingly favor the iPhone.  Good Technology, which makes mobile security and collaboration tools, is out with its quarterly study on mobile usage patterns, which "provides a breakdown of smartphone and tablet devices activated amongst Good’s enterprise customers, which include eight of the top 10 financial institutions, seven of...

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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 OpenOffice.org 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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