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Windows 8's Desktop Share Grows to 2.6 Percent in February

Latest figures from Net Applications shows that Windows 8's market share stands at just 2.67 percent, five months after it was first released. (That's nearly half of Windows Vista's share.)

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Twitter Open Sources Java Streaming Library Hosebird

Twitter has open sourced a Java library for accessing its Streaming API that supports OAuth and automatic reconnections with appropriate wait periods. Twitter says it has been "battle-tested in production" and provides usage examples...

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Google Launches Zopfli, A Better Zip Compressor for Static Content

The venerable DEFLATE algorithm just got better thanks to a new open-sourced project from Google, but it is not without its costs.

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What's New in KDE 4.10, the Most Advanced Linux Desktop

KDE 4.10 was recently released with all kinds of improvements and new goodies. KDE doesn't generate a lot of noise-- so how is the most advanced Linux desktop faring these days?

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Stable Kernels 3.8.1, 3.4.34, and 3.0.67

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the release of the 3.8.1, 3.4.34, and 3.0.67 stable kernels. 3.8.1 and 3.4.34 contain the fix for the recent local privilege escalation, CVE-2013-1763 (3.0.x is not affected). As usual, there are also fixes throughout the tree and users should upgrade.

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PhUSE Creates Open Source Repository for Clinical Trial Research

PhUSE, a non-profit community with the goal of furthering advances in clinical information technology, has opened a repository for open source software used in the analysis of clinical trial data.

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