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Canonical equips Ubuntu with desktop Web apps

Canonical is adding a new feature to its Ubuntu operating system that will allow desktop users to access popular Internet services without opening a browser window. Instead, a Web page can be accessed as a desktop application.

OSCON: MySQL users wooed by Akiban

To generate interest from developers, Boston-based Akiban Technologies has released as open source its flagship database software, called Akiban Server. The company also released a connector for replicating a MySQL database within Akiban, and forged ...

Intel purchases Lustre purveyor Whamcloud

Fortifying its resources for the high-performance computing (HPC) market, Intel has purchased Whamcloud, a commercial purveyor of the open-source Lustre file system. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Jaspersoft BI suite gets more interactive

The newly updated version of the open source Jaspersoft business intelligence suite offers end users more controls on how they can format reports and dashboards, including the ability to filter results and remove unnecessary columns.

Windows Server 2012 to ship in August

Closely following a similar announcement for its Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft also said it will release to manufacturers (RTM) its next-generation operating system for the server, Windows Server 2012, next month.

Facebook touts Open Graph versatility

In an effort to encourage broader use of its Open Graph protocol, Facebook has posted a number of examples of how the company used the Web standard to build its own internal apps.

Linux is culprit in leap-second lapses: Cassandra exec

A number of high-profile outages that took place last weekend can be traced back to how the Linux OS kernel mishandled a leap second added to the official time, charges the CTO of DataStax, a company that manages the open source Cassandra database.

Leap second bedevils Web systems over weekend

Despite precautions by system providers, an extra second added to the official timekeeping record Saturday triggered several popular Internet services to crash over the weekend, including LinkedIn, Reddit and Quantas airline's reservation system.

IBM to pitch augmented reality as a retail sales aid

As part of the company's Smarter Commerce marketing effort, IBM is investigating the possibility of using augmented reality (AR) to help retailers provide more product information to their customers, as well as to gather more information about custom...

Google launches IaaS Compute Engine

Expanding its portfolio of cloud computing services, Google is launching an IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) package, called Google Compute Engine (GCE).

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