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Operating Systems

Submission + - When do we need a newer OS?

cdgeorge writes: Recent survey shows that IT professionals still prefer Windows XP over the newer releases. In my case, the only reason to move forward would be because of application incompatibility. What would be your reason, if any, to move to a newer OS?
Social Networks

Submission + - Academics to predict next Twitter and its pitfalls (telecoms.com)

An anonymous reader writes: University researchers in the UK have put together a team tasked with predicting the next big thing in terms of communication technologies, in a bid to tackle ethical pitfalls before they become a problem. This is in the wake of the rise of social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, which has led to a dramatic increase in the amount of personal information available online.

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