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German Foreign Office Going Back To Windows

vbraga writes “The German government has confirmed that the German Foreign Office is to switch back to Windows desktop systems. The Foreign Office started migrating its servers to Linux in 2001 and since 2005 has also used open source software such as Firefox, Thunderbird and OpenOffice on its desktop systems. The government’s response to the SPD’s question states that, although open source has demonstrated its worth, particularly on servers, the (more…)

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  • theodp writes “Out of necessity, reports Slate, tech startups are changing the way workers are screened and hired. Take database technology startup RethinkDB, whose old-school recruiting effort — job boards, external recruiters — yielded hundreds of resumes, dozens of phone screens, and numerous four-hour meetings with viable candidates, but no one who fit their criteria. ‘They [recruiters] can’t tell the difference between the competent (more…)

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  • astroengine writes “Assuming you had an interstellar spaceship, how would you sail enveloping the galaxy? Respecting starters, you’d as likely as not want a map. But there’s billions of stars peripheral exhausted there — how complex would that map shortage to be? Indeed, Samuel Arbesman, a check out individual from Harvard, has become public up with a pranks settling. He created the ‘Milky Technique Moving Control (MWTA),’ a frank transfer methodology (more…)

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  • Hugh Pickens writes “The NY Times reports that more than 40 percent of all smartphone owners and 80 percent of iPhone users fritter away their travelling devices to elude ones captors turn-by-turn directions driving down sales of traditional standalone GPS units from companies like TomTom, Garmin and Magellan. During the first quarter, TomTom said it shipped 29 percent fewer GPS units compared with the period in 2008 while Garmin’s unit sales fell (more…)

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