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HP's Autonomy connects to Hadoop

Hewlett-Packard's Autonomy subsidiary will release an add-on component to link the company's IDOL flagship search software to the Apache Hadoop data processing platform, it announced Monday as part of its HP Discover user conference this week in Las ...

IBM updates Rational tools for cloud, mobile

With a focus on both cloud and mobile, IBM has updated its Rational line of software development management products and services, the company announced Monday during the kick off its annual Innovate software conference, being held this week in Orlan...

Microsoft previews new versions of Visual Studio and .Net

Closely following its preview release of Windows 8, Microsoft has also posted a release candidate of its next version of the Visual Studio IDE (integrated development environment), as well as release candidates of the .Net framework and the Visual St...

Fedora Linux capitulates to Microsoft boot certificate

In order to get its Linux distribution to run on the next generation of secured desktop computing hardware, the Fedora Project will obtain a digital signature from Microsoft, a developer from the project announced Wednesday.

HP appoints new head of software

Following through on promises to shuffle the ranks of upper management, Hewlett-Packard has hired George Kadifa to head up the company's software division and promoted Bill Veghte, who formerly led the division, to the role of chief operating officer...

Fedora 17 takes to the cloud

The newest release of the Red Hat-sponsored Fedora Linux distribution includes a number of technologies that haven't made their way into Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) yet, including a new version of the OpenStack cloud platform, code-named Essex, t...

Linux Mint 13 rallies behind Gnome

With the new version of Linux Mint, released Wednesday, the developers behind the open source Linux distribution have put all energies behind Gnome, offering two versions of the desktop interface.

Wolfram expands into system modeling

Expanding beyond its scientific and engineering number-crunching software, Mathematica maker Wolfram Research released a desktop application for full-scale system modeling and simulation, the company announced Wednesday.

New Nmap probes IPv6 networks

Preparing for the eventual widespread conversion to IPv6, the Nmap Project has updated its namesake security scanning tool so it can scan IPv6 networks using a variety of novel techniques.

Nasdaq's Facebook glitch came from race conditions

The Nasdaq computer system that delayed trade notices of the Facebook IPO on Friday was plagued by race conditions, the stock exchange announced Monday. As a result of this technical glitch in its Nasdaq OMX system, the market expects to pay out US$1...

Linux 3.4 released quickly, after smooth development cycle

Just over two months after its last major release, Linus Torvalds has posted the newest version of the open source Linux kernel, which supports new graphics processors from Nvidia and Intel, improves file system functionality and comes with a new sec...

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