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Moonlight Is Dead, So Is Silverlight

Migel de Icaza, the creator of Mono, and Moonlight has announced that Moonlight will no longer be maintained.

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Is Facebook Circling Opera Software for a Possible Buy?

While there is no word from Facebook yet confirming the rumors, there are multiple reports going around the web saying that Facebook may be looking to acquire the Opera browser. According to English site Pocket-lint, "Pocket-lint has heard from one of its trusted sources that the social networking giant is looking to buy Opera Software, the company behind the Opera web browser." This, would, of course, put Facebook squarely in the browser game along with Microsoft, Apple, Mozilla and Google.  But would the move make sense for Facebook? When Google began development of its Chrome browser, many critics felt that it was too late to grab much market share among browsers, but Google proved the critics wrong. The company maintained that a best-of-breed browser could compete, and reasoned that with its own browser...

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Fedora 17 Released

The Fedora 17 release is out. "Frankly, we believe this is the beefiest release ever -- chock full of condiments, more commonly known as Features, to customize your experience to your tastes. We take pride in our toppings, and in our fine ingredients; Fedora 17 includes both over- and under-the-bun...

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MongoDB Developer 10gen Raises $42 Million Round Led By New Enterprise Associates

10gen, the company behind the increasingly popular NoSQL database MongoDB today announced that it has secured a new $42 million financing round let by New Enterprise Associates. This round also includes participation from existing investors Sequoia Capital, Flybridge Capital Partners and Union Square Ventures. 10gen says that it plans to use the financing to “invest in product development for MongoDB and the MongoDB Monitoring Service and to better support its rapidly growing community and user base worldwide.” Including this round, 10gen has now raised more than $73 million. 10gen doesn’t discuss its revenues, but according to the company’s own data, its sales increased 50% quarter over quarter for the past five years. The company has also grown its team to 130 employees since early 2011. The company has offices in Palo Alto, New York City, Dublin and London. Among the company’s clients...

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Ars Gear: The Old Windows PC Resurrected with Ubuntu

I love buying gadgets, and I'm not one to deprive myself. My house has just about every piece of equipment I've ever lusted after, from a Mac Mini hooked up to an Apple Cinema Display to a Sony Bravia 3D TV connected to my PS3. I have a MacBook Air, PS Vita, iPad, Nintendo 3DS, Kindle touch—the list goes on.

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