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Linux Devs Take Win 8 Secure Boot Complaint to EC

Microsoft is once again being challenged in Europe over alleged anti-competitive practices. A group representing Linux developers in Spain has filed a complaint with the European Commission charging that Microsoft’s desktop operating system, Windows 8, supports technology that makes it difficult for users to place other operating systems on their computers. The complaint comes less than three weeks after the ... Read More »

XWiki Enterprise 4.5.3 Is Now Available for Download

XWiki Enterprise, a professional wiki that has powerful extensibility features such as scripting in pages, plugins and a highly modular architecture, has reached version 4.5.3. XWiki Enterprise 4.5.3 comes with a very robust WYSIWYG editor, a powerful wiki syntax, rights management features, LDAP authentication, PDF export, full skinning, and more. Highlights of XWiki Enterprise 4.5.3: • XWiki#getWikiOwner no longer returns ... Read More »

Speedy Synapse Fires Up Searches and Launches

Synapse is a desktop utility that adds speed and convenience to finding files and launching applications. It does not eliminate the Linux distro’s menu, favorites bar or panel icons. Instead, it cuts down on how often you resort to using them. A semantic-based tool that makes use of the Zeitgeist engine, Synapse is a graphical launcher that pops up when ... Read More »

All Things Appy: 5 Best Android News Apps

With the unexpected news that Google’s RSS feed reader, Google Reader, is being put out to pasture, many users are scrambling to find new tools for news consumption. There are still plenty of excellent free news apps out there, and here’s a look at the top five available for the Android platform. Google Currents is a pretty, magazine-like aggregator with ... Read More »