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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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Wine 1.5.5 Adds Support for Mono as an Add-On Package

The new development release of Wine includes support for installing Mono as a Wine add-on package as well as installing the .NET 4.0 runtime...

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Open Recall: Fedora 17 on Mac, libusb Fork and an x86 Android Image

Open Recall is a new space on The H for those things which are too small to package as news but are worth the linkage. Open Recall collates the interesting stories which didn't quite make the cut.

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Business Apps Are Becoming Integrated with Google Drive

Recently, Google introduced its Google Drive cloud storage service, and with it you can sign up for 5GB of free cloud storage, and use it efficiently with your Android device. We've also made the point that Google Drive will provide a form of rescue for Google's Chrome OS, which has been criticized by some for its cloud-centric focus and inflexibility with standard kinds of storage. By filling the storage gap in Chrome OS, Google can appeal to enterprise users with incentives for free Google Drive storage in the cloud in combination with Chrome OS. And now, it's clear from the ecosystem that is taking shape around Google Drive that that is a point of focus for Google. Already, partnerships focused on business users are cropping up around Google Drive. For example, RightSignature, which offers ways to get documents completed and signed online, has announced an integration with Google Drive. The integration with RightSignature means users can send documents stored in Google Drive for an e-signature with a few clicks. When the online signature is completed, signed documents are automatically saved in Google Drive. This is clearly aimed at business users. Think of how a real estate agent might use the service. Syncdocs is another service that...

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