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Memo to Microsoft: It’s Not 1995 Againview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – As Microsoft prepares Windows 8 and Office 2013, the software giant keeps comparing today’s upgrade opportunities to those from 1995, when Windows 95 and Office 95 reshaped the software market. Then Windows NT Server 4.0′s arrival in 1996 created an even bigger Microsoft revenue wave. (IT news)

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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 274view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 274 for the week July 9 - 15, 2012. Links to UWN Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue274 In This Issue Ubuntu App Showdown: let the voting begin! New Session Menu Lands in Ubuntu 12.10 Dell's Ubuntu Laptop Program Enters Beta, 'Blows Away' Expectations Thank you Xubuntu social media admins Ubuntu Stats Launchpad does not (Hardware)

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HR managers can't handle big dataview story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Beverley Head | Published in: TechnologyLarge enterprises and Governments need to get a much more granular understanding of their workforce if they are to lift productivity and performance, and big data could be a significant ally – if only HR managers knew how to make use of it. (IT news)

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Profiles in Linux: H. Peter Anvinview story

https://www.linux.com – Every time you boot a CD or DVD, thank Peter Anvin for making it possible. And, as a key Linux contributor that's not all Peter has done in his long Linux career. Every time you boot a CD or DVD, thank Peter Anvin for making it possible. And, as a key Linux contributor that's not all Peter has done in his long Linux career. H. (Software)

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Oracle Buys Involver, CRM Wars Shift to Social Mediaview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) has acquired Involver, a social media platform that powers marketing at Target, Facebook, Razorfish and Best Buy. Strangely, an Oracle webpage describing the deal appears to be offline as of 7:00 p.m. ET on July 11 — but Involver’s own blog continues to confirm the deal. (IT news)

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Are You Putting Too Much Pressure on Your Prospecting?view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Prospecting for new customers can be easy or difficult. As I’ve written in my book and in dozens of articles, working at it consistently, providing value to prospects and having a little fun can go a long way. But even with that said, I often find that salespeople unintentionally make lead generation harder than it has to be. (IT news)

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Microsoft WPC: Office 365 And Cloud Revenues Doublingview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Microsoft’s cloud revenues are doubling annually, according to Channel Chief Jon Roskill, speaking at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC12) in Toronto. He’s describing how Microsoft is increasing partner cloud incentives by 40 percent. “Don’t hold back, don’t hold back, don’t hold back,” Roskill chanted to partners. (IT news)

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Fresh Meat!view story

http://forums.fedoraforum.org – As you may have already noticed, our small forum staff has increased by two victims er ... members today. Please welcome Gareth Jones and DBelton to the staff as Community Managers. After long observation these two were chosen due to both their reliable, helpful nature, and their abilities to resist temptation to join in forum hairpulls with the usual squeals of glee. (HowTos)

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The Non Sequencer is a powerful real-time, pattern-based MIDI sequencer for Linux--released under the GPL.view story

http://linuxlandit.blogspot.com – The Non Sequencer is a powerful real-time, pattern-based MIDI sequencer for Linux--released under the GPL. Filling the void left by countless DAWs, piano-roll editors, and other purely performance based solutions, it is a compositional tool--one that transforms MIDI music-making on Linux from a complex nightmare into a pleasurable, efficient, and streamlined process. (HowTos)

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Global vs. Regional Staffing Models in the Cloud Eraview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Members of a channel programs team from a large, global software company sat across the table from me in a legitimate quandary. They were debating whether to continue to require their global system integrators (SIs) and IT outsourcers to have technical staff on the ground with local language skills in each and every country where the partner was authorized to sell the vendor’s software. (IT news)