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A custom spin of Ubuntu using the GNOME 2-based MATE desktop environment by default is looking to gain official spin status from Canonical.

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Dedupe for the little guy, not just the tech titan

Nexenta says its latest NexentaEdge software product delivers petabyte-scale block and object storage with inline deduplication.

The Linux Foundation is strengthening the walls around the Linux kernel's source code Git repositories.

Munich's much vaunted migration to Linux could be about to unravel, sending the city back into the fee-driven bosom of Microsoft.

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Vroom vroom! Virtualised Volvos and Volkswagens are coming your way

The Xen Project has launched an “Embedded and Automotive Initiative” to take its virtualisation project under the hood.

Give a penguinista a hug, the Outlook's not good for open source's poster child

The German city of Munich, which famously adopted Linux and open source across its operations, may be about to reverse that decision.

Two-factor auth enabled for Kernel.org repositories

Beginning on Monday, the security of the Linux kernel source code has become a little bit tighter with the addition of two-factor authentication for the kernel's Git code repositories.

alphadogg (971356) writes with news that the transition from Windows to GNU/Linux in Munich may be in danger The German city of Munich, long one of the open-source community's poster children for the institutional adoption of Linux, is close to performing a major about-face and returning to Microsoft products. Munich's deputy mayor, Josef Schmid, told the Süddeutsche Zeitung that user complaints had prompted a reconsideration (Google translation to English) of the city's end-user software, which has been progressively converted from Microsoft to a custom Linux distribution — "LiMux" — in a process that dates back to 2003.

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'Don't want our Enterprise Edition? No problem!'

Open source NoSQL database vendor MongoDB has added a new support option for customers who want to run the Community Edition of its software in production environments.

When it comes to the most popular database management systems, the top three are no surprise; but relatively unheralded PostgreSQL is gaining. And, despite what you may have heard, relational databases still rule.