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February 14, 2011
by sjvn01
Comments Off on The London Stock Exchange moves to Novell Linux

The London Stock Exchange moves to Novell Linux

September 8th 2008 was one of the worst days ever for the London Stock Exchange (LSE), and high-end Windows server-based applications. That was the day that the LSE came to a crashing stop. What happened? While the LSE has never … Continue reading

January 23, 2011
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Ubuntu opts for LibreOffice over Oracle’s OpenOffice

Ubuntu opts for LibreOffice over Oracle’s OpenOffice

The Ubuntu developers met last week in Dallas to make final design decisions about the popular Linux distribution’s features and decided to use LibreOffice for its office suite. This comes as no surprise to Ubuntu watchers. Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth … Continue reading

January 19, 2011
by sjvn01
Comments Off on The EU won’t stand in the way of Microsoft & Friends acquiring Novell’s patents

The EU won’t stand in the way of Microsoft & Friends acquiring Novell’s patents

CPTN Holdings–a Microsoft-led group with fellow-members Apple, EMC, and Oracle–isn’t just still try buying Novell’s patents, the group’s patent acquisition attempt recently received an OK from the European Commission (EC) vice president and competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia. As Florian Mueller, … Continue reading