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Submission + - Firefox Nightly UX removes customization options. (

An anonymous reader writes: In the latest Firefox Nightly UX build (for testing a new UI) and on the firefox-dev mailing list have been changes finalized which are removing a lot of customization options for the toolbars. The decision was made to "make it easier for users to customize Firefox" by "making it harder to break Firefox".

So new versions of Firefox might miss those features:
  • Customization of the menu
  • The addon-bar
  • Hiding the navigation-bar
  • Removing/Moving the navigation controls from the navigation-bar
  • Custom toolbars
  • Moving the tabs below the navigation-bar
  • Small icons
  • Native-looking themes

On the upside, it was promised that all this could be brought back via addons.

Submission + - Geeknet sells Slashdot, Sourceforge and Freecode to Dice Holdings ( 1

Robert Zenz writes:

New York, NY and Fairfax, VA — September 18, 2012 — Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DHX), a leading provider of specialized career websites, and Geeknet, Inc. (Nasdaq: GKNT) today announced that Dice Holdings has acquired Geeknet's online media business, including Slashdot and SourceForge. "The acquisition of these premier technology sites fits squarely into our strategy of providing content and services that are important to tech professionals in their everyday work lives," said Scot Melland, Chairman, President & CEO of Dice Holdings, Inc. "The SourceForge and Slashdot communities will enable our customers to reach millions of engaged tech professionals on a regular basis and significantly extends our company's reach into the global tech community."

Submission + - NVIDIA Contributes CUDA Compiler to Open Source Community (

Robert Zenz writes: NVIDIA Press Release: NVIDIA announced that LLVM, one of the industry's most popular open source compilers, now supports NVIDIA GPUs, dramatically expanding the range of researchers, independent software vendors (ISVs) and programming languages that can take advantage of the benefits of GPU acceleration.

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