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Linux Mint 13 release candidate arrives

The team developing version 13 of Linux Mint has put out a release candidate of the desktop operating system for testing.Linux Mint 13 release candidate comes with new features, such as a new display manager.

May 17, 2012 by

Linux Mint 12 LXDE Released

The development team at Linux Mint have announced the release of the LXDE version of Mint 12. The Linux Mint Distributions have two major "branches", one derived from Ubuntu which is designated by a number (currently Mint 12), and the other derived from Debian, which is designated as Mint Debian.

March 11, 2012 by

Raspberry Pi boards set to go on sale

Raspberry Pi open-source Linux computers will go on sale at £16 before the end of February, the project said on Monday."We have a date for the first batch: the boards will be finished on February 20," team member Liz Upton wrote in a blog post.

February 7, 2012 by

Volunteers urged to 'give an hour' for online drive

Martha Lane Fox and the Race Online 2012 team have challenged volunteers to donate an hour of their time to help get others online.The 'Give an Hour' drive kicked off on Monday as part of the wider Race Online 2012 campaign, which aims to get everyone in the UK using the internet by the time the London Olympics start next year.

October 24, 2011 by

Be Broadband founders plan Hyperoptic return

The team that founded Be Broadband seven years ago is preparing to launch another ISP in London and other cities, offering businesses and large residential buildings symmetrical fibre-to-the-premises broadband.Boris Ivanovic and Dana Tobak, along with various other people involved in running Be — sold to O2 in 2006 to give the mobile operator a fixed-line UK business — will set Hyperoptic live around September, although they already have pilot customers in various stages of negotiations.

May 19, 2011 by

Julian Assange to be extradited to Sweden

A judge has approved the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden to face questioning over sexual assault and rape allegations.At Belmarsh Magistrate's Court in London on Thursday, chief magistrate Howard Riddle said Assange's team would have a week to appeal against his ruling, according to ZDNet UK's Tom Espiner, who is at the court.

February 24, 2011 by

LSE's Linux trading platform hit by glitches

The London Stock Exchange's migration to a new Linux-based trading platform has been dogged by problems, affecting brokers for third parties, who do not provide advice.On Thursday, Selftrade told ZDNet UK it has been experiencing problems in displaying correct prices for certain London Stock Exchange (LSE) shares.

February 17, 2011 by

LSE migrates to Millennium Exchange trading platform

The London Stock Exchange has completed a move to a Linux-based trading platform for its UK cash markets.The SUSE Enterprise Linux platform, called Millennium Exchange, runs on commodity Intel hardware and has been designed to reduce trading latency, the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) announced on Monday.

February 14, 2011 by

String theory gets entangled in quantum computing

Researchers at Imperial College London think they have found a way to test one of the most important – and controversial ideas in theoretical physics: string theory.The team, headed by Professor Michael Duff, has drawn a parallel between the mathematics of string theory and the mathematics of quantum entanglement.

September 5, 2010 by

Top challenges for Linux kernel team outlined at LinuxCon

The biggest challenges for Linux going forward include addressing next gen scalability and networking requirements.Yet there are other social issues facing the Linux kernel community that outweigh any technological concerns, said several top developers at a LinuxCon panel on Tuesday.

August 10, 2010 by

Nokia could drop Symbian for Maemo on N-series

Nokia could drop Symbian for the Maemo Linux operating system on its flagship N-series handsets by 2012, according to Maemo marketing staff.A report published on Wednesday on The Really Mobile Project quotes Maemo staff from an event last night in London.

November 18, 2009 by

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