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Did Sun just make mySQL closed source?

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blogs.zdnet.com: Sun’s happy talk at its mySQL shindig this week masked a grimmer reality. In the future cool new features of mySQL (like online backup) will, when written by Sun, first go only to paying customers.

Alternative web servers compared: Lighttpd, Nginx, LiteSpeed and Zeus

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royal.pingdom.com: In this article we present four popular alternative web servers: Lighttpd, Nginx, LiteSpeed and Zeus. The first two are free and open source while the other two are commercial, closed-source alternatives. What they all have in common is that they focus on high performance.

Compiz Fusion Community News for April 17, 2008

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smspillaz.wordpress: Highlights for this entry are The new and wonderful Cube Cylinder deformation, More and More improvements to Freely Transformable Windows with a good roadmap ahead of us, The beginnings of a Compiz Fusion Live CD and the springy and fun Dodge Window plugin.

Things I Can’t Do In Ubuntu…yet

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Ubuntu

meandubuntu.wordpress: Although I’ve been using Ubuntu every day, reading websites and magazines, and even listening to podcasts, there are a few things that have eluded me. I’ve resolved to work on at least one a little bit every day, and hope I make a breakthrough.

Shuttleworth starts countdown to Ubuntu 8.04 release

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Ubuntu

linux.com: The next red-letter day for Ubuntu fans will be April 24, when Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long Term Support) arrives. Mark Shuttleworth, the CEO of Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, guarantees that the next version of the popular Linux distribution will make it on time, with something for enterprise, desktop, and Internet users.

Red Hat says no to Linux consumer desktop

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Linux

computerworlduk.com (idg): Red Hat has no plans to create a traditional desktop product for the consumer market, but will continue to place its bets on a desktop for commercial markets.

Confessions of a Linux newbie

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Linux

cnet.com: This year my one-and-only New Year's resolution was to begin the transition to open-source software in general and Linux in particular. I thought I was just setting out to learn a new operating system. In fact, I was entering an entirely new world of computing.

Linux 2.6.25, "Long Promised"

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "It's been long promised, but there it is now," began Linux creator Linus Torvalds, announcing the 2.6.25 Linux kernel. He continued, "The full changelog from 2.6.24 is 7.5M, with a 12MB compressed patch. Tons and tons has changed, but if you've been following the -rc releases, you'll already know about the big things."

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2008 Spring (Gnome)

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MDV
HowTos

This document describes step by step how to set up a Mandriva One 2008 Spring (Mandriva 2008.1) desktop (GNOME).

today's leftovers

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News
  • Bruce Perens tells how he got involved with Linux and Free Software (video)

  • Mayanna: A Unique Desktop Organizer for Gnome
  • Babylon.com Contributes Dictionary Content to OLPC
  • Catalyst 8.4 released - quick overview
  • Google Gadgets Now work on Ubuntu Linux with Screenlets
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron - Screenlets
  • KDE 4.0 on HP 2133 Mini-Note
  • Tip of the Trade: Grsecurity
  • How Microsoft Will Play the ISO Card
  • Mark Shuttleworth: Rethinking Gobuntu
  • FOSS and Option for the Poor
  • Gfire is Back!
  • Linspire's CNR beta supports Ubuntu Hardy Heron
  • MySQL Keynote: An Open Source Love Fest
  • More Fun With Bash Networking
  • Linus Torvalds on ...
  • Stephen Hawking to give NASA 50th anniversary speech

My kids Top 6 Linux games

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Gaming

bapoumba.wordpress: We are leaving for a short vacation week, I’ve been begged not to leave my laptops at home. Here are the reasons why:

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 18

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #18 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this issue: openSUSE Project Releases Major Update to openSUSE Build Service, Counting down to 11.0 - Get your counter here, and Tips and Tricks: Colored shell.

Memory Corruption Bug Solved, 2.6.25 Expected Today

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "Finally found it ... the patch below solves the sparsemem crash and the test system boots up fine now," announced Ingo Molnar. He described the patch as fixing a "memory corruption and crash on 32-bit x86 systems."

Reiser Prosecutor to Jurors: 'You Know He Killed Her'

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: The prosecutor in the Hans Reiser murder trial on Wednesday continued for a second day to poke at Linux programmer Hans Reiser's defense to accusations he murdered his wife two years ago.

Free Open Source Software Is Costing Vendors $60 Billion

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OSS

PR: "Open Source software is raising havoc throughout the software market. It is the ultimate in disruptive technology, it represents a real loss of $60 billion in annual revenues to software companies."

Novell CEO: Linux for the consumer desktop will take years

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SUSE

infoworld.com: Ronald Hovsepian acknowledges that Novell's Suse Linux will be slow to catch on in the consumer realm as the market needs several years to grow and mature.

Firefox 2.0.0.14 now available for download

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 2.0.0.14 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. We strongly recommend that all Firefox users upgrade.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Linux Users

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hehe2.net: Switching to Linux can be very daunting, most seasoned Linux users experienced that first hand. After all, at some point they were also “noobs”. Over here I compiled a list of 7 habits that I feel someone has told me when I started out.

Why Mac OS X Sucks and Linux Rocks

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Linux
Mac

junauza.com: As some of you may know, I had my very first taste of Mac a few weeks ago. I got a Macbook Pro (Penryn) which comes with the standard OS X Leopard. But for the sake of sanity, I immediately installed Linux.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto: Create TTY User to view logs via TTY in Ubuntu Linux

  • HowTo: Copy and Paste A Text File into Another Text File via Terminal
  • Tips and tricks: How do I capture the output of “top” to a file?
  • Mounting archives with FUSE and archivemount
  • Hidden Linux : VirtualBox
  • Mandriva : HOWTO add easily officials and third parties repos
  • Fun with Conky, part 3
  • Block Bad IP Ranges with iplist in Ubuntu Linux
  • Tertiary menu in Drupal
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    Named Pepperoni, the development team behind this open-source project has been working for more than 10 months trying to build apps and learning the best ways to do it using React Native. The company powering Pepperoni is Futurice, a software consulting company that creates digital services for its customers. Futurice is also behind the open-source social impact Spice Program, where it serves as advocate of open-source projects.
  • Install GrandCMS on an Ubuntu VPS
  • Install GLPI (IT and asset Managemet Software) on Ubuntu 16.04 Server

Leftovers: Software (Nginx, GitLab, Gammu)

  • Nginx 1.11 Web Server Released
    Version 1.11 of the open-source, high-performance Nginx web-server is now available. Nginx 1.11 presents a new transparent parameter for several options, support for loading multiple certificates of different types, various other security-related changes, a $proxy_protocol_port variable, some HTTP/2 changes, and more.
  • GitLab 8.8 released with Pipelines and .gitignore templates
    Fresh off our third GitLab Summit, this time in Austin, Texas, we are releasing our 54th consecutive release on the 22nd of the month. Sunday or not, we are not slowing our release schedule and are excited to show you what we're launching today. GitLab 8.8 is ready to go with GitLab CI improvements, performance enhancements, convenient templates, and more!
  • Gammu release day
    There has been some silence on the Gammu release front and it's time to change that. Today all Gammu, python-gammu and Wammu have been released. As you might guess all are bugfix releases.