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VMware opens up in Victoriaview story

http://www.itwire.com – Global information and communication technology (ICT) company, VMware today opened its new Victorian headquarters in Melbourne, creating 75 new jobs in a boost to the state’s economy. (IT news)

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Parliamentary enquiry into govt ISP snoopingview story

http://apcmag.com – The Senate will hold an enquiry into a widely derided Federal Govt proposal to record Australian citizens' web history, telephone calls and emails. (IT news)

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Plaudits for Finite IT in workplace surveyview story

http://www.itwire.com – National technology recruiter, Finite IT, has been voted for the second year in a row again as one of BRW magazine’s “50 Best Places to Work”. (IT news)

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Mandriva saved by investors - againview story

http://www.itwire.com – The French company Mandriva, which creates and sells the Mandriva GNU/Linux distribution, has received investments from a number of unnamed investors, allowing the company to take itself off the market. (IT news)

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VHA retains Hutch's IT services supplier, ASG for five more yearsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Vodafone Hutchison Australia  has awarded ASG Group a five year contract  for the provision of corporate IT support services. (IT news)

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 11view story

http://www.tuxradar.com – Title: The one without Andrew, mostly. In this episode: Google releases its own command-line tool, Ubuntu drops F-Spot, and has anyone seen Mandriva? Listen to the results of our haiku challenge, and we ask, do you use open source software for freedom or function? read more (IT news)

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Rudd or Gillard, Labor's tech bungles will continueview story

http://www.itwire.com – If half the efficiency that the faceless machine-men of the federal Labor party's factions showed in dumping Kevin Rudd as PM and installing Julia Gillard in his place had been exhibited by the government over its 941 days of office, then we would be well on the way to having a national broadband network. (IT news)

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Astronomers see first super-wind on exoplanetview story

http://www.itwire.com – In a first-ever discovery, astronomers have detected fierce, supersonic winds on a planet outside of our own Solar System, what is called an extrasolar planet, or exoplanet. In this case, winds of up to 6,200 miles per hour are blowing on the exoplanet HD 209458 b. (IT news)

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NBN-Alcatel deal: Big news gets buriedview story

http://www.itwire.com – If either the NBN Company or Alcatel-Lucent were looking to make a splash with the news that the French telecommunications equipment provider had won a contract worth $70 million for the initial supply of network electronics, they sure picked a bad day. (IT news)

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Get a sneak peek at MeeGo on Intel’s concept Atom tabletview story

http://apcmag.com – The open-source ‘made for mobile’ Linux OS gets demo’d on Intel’s Atom-powered ‘Redvale’ slate, and we think you’ll be impressed... (IT news)