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Google's Chrome Browser Still Needs to Crack the Business Market

According to data from StatCounter, Google's Chrome browser has about 30 percent market share at this point, and it may be on track to challenge Internet Explorer's share, which has been dwindling for years. A close look at market share data for the leading browsers, though, shows that Chrome's usage is highest on weekends, and its share numbers tend to drop during the week, suggesting that users favor it at home, but may favor Internet Explorer when at work.

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How to Become a VLC Media Player Power User

In all likelihood, you already use VLC Media Player, available for Windows, the Mac and Linux, and one of the best open source applications of any kind. The application is famous for handling nearly any kind of video file format; you can use it to broadcast your own video content; you can use it as a video transcoder for converting video file formats; and you can listen to and manage podcasts with it.

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CeBIT Open Source Forum 2012 Videos Now Available

All presentations from the Open Source Forum at CeBIT 2012 are now available for free from the Linux Magazine video archive.

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Foundation Formed to Marry Open Principles with Job Search Tools

With economic problems lingering, many people remain in need of employment and that's true across the technology sector. Now, a group called DirectEmployers Association has announced a new foundation--DirectEmployers Foundation--that will purportedly leverage open source principles and technology to deliver improved job search and career marketing tools. In addition to standalone tools, the foundation will also focus on APIs and components that can be shared, delivering job search tools and listing to many online sites.

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HP Shares Database Smarts with EnterpriseDB

EnterpriseDB is trying to pump up the PostgreSQL database to do battle with Oracle 11g and, to a lesser extent, IBM's DB2 and Microsoft's SQL. So the database upstart is upgrading its Postgres Plus Advanced Server 9.1 - and kicking it onto Amazon's EC2 compute cloud...

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