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Open-source culture at heart of Oracle deal

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mydigitalfc.com: In many ways, MySQL embodies the ideals of the populist software movement known as open source, in which a program’s creator releases it to the world for free and legions of volunteers contribute improvements that are also freely shared.

Top 2 iPod management tools for Ubuntu.

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ghabuntu.com: If you have an Apple iPod and running Ubuntu on your computer, the following 2 applications that are readily available in the Ubuntu Software Center should be of interest to you.

Lucid Lynx Visual Timeline

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anotherubuntu.blogspot: Perhaps you already noticed in my last post "Lucid Lynx - This Is The Plan" that I've created a Lucid Lynx timeline. I was inspired by Andreas Nilssons graphical representation of the GNOME Release Process and wanted to create something similar for Ubuntu.

Netbooks: The Disruptive Dual-OS Future

gigaom.com: In the computer operating system game, you don’t have to dominate to succeed — just ask Apple. With that in mind, emerging open source-based netbook software platforms could have surprisingly bright futures as secondary OSes, including Google’s.

Remix Linux: how to customise your install

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HowTos

techradar.com: Mainstream Linux distro developers have to make decisions that affect thousands of potential users. Should they include or remove a particular package? Should they apply a patch that may break compatibility with older machines?

Linux Mint 8 Helena Screenshots

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beginlinux.wordpress: Besides its outstanding mint green graphical setup, the Ubuntu-based Linux Mint includes Mint specific tools such as MintInstall, MintBackup, MintUpdate and others. Linux Mint 8 was just released yesterday and it includes some great new features worth looking into.

Taking the Ubuntu gospel to the Anime nation

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itwire.com: Often Linux evangelists focus on those who already have a technical bent through initiatives such as software freedom day. The Ubuntu community in Massachusetts decided its time to reach out to a new crowd.

Distro Review: OpenSUSE 11.2

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danlynch.org/blog: Novell can be a controversial company in some parts of the FOSS community, but whatever your personal view you can’t deny they’re also contributing to progress in many ways. They employ a lot of important Linux kernel developers for one example.

Must have Linux books for Christmas

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foogazi.com: The gift giving season is right around the corner and if you have any geeky relatives or friends, then this list of Linux books to buy for Christmas is a good reference. Click each image to find out more.

Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04LTS – Landmark release?

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openbytes.wordpress: My last article saw details of GIMP being removed from the default packaging of 10.04LTS and whilst its not yet decided what its replacement will be, Im sure there will be a whole host of reasons put forward why it should be a Mono one[1]. That aside, what we do understand is that 10.04 will be is a long term support version.

Interview With Frictional Games – Amnesia

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Interviews
Gaming

linux-hardcore.com: Frictional Games the developers of the horror Penumbra series recently revealed the title of their next project – Amnesia : The Dark Descent which I wrote about earlier. For this special event I interviewed the developers about their next title.

Choosing a Graphics Card for Linux Gaming

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Hardware

online-tech-tips.com: Gaming in Linux has picked up since the advancement of WINE and Cedega that emulates Windows in Linux. Still hardware is a deciding factor if you want to play games in Linux.

today's leftovers:

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  • Finally Some Good Use For The Firefox Home Button
  • It’s better because it’s open source?
  • Now Playing: 'DejaVu Sans' Font
  • Top 10 Cross-Platform Apps that Run on Windows, OS X, and Linux
  • 10 Linux Commands for Fun
  • Device automounting in KDE 4.4
  • KDE Community and Apliki Cooperate on Understandable Icons
  • Make Mistakes
  • Mollom: A solution to comment spam
  • NL: Procurement's preference for open source fails to attract vendors
  • Does Chrome OS mean anything for schools?

some howtos:

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  • Moving a MySQL Database To Another Server
  • Running Flash Builder 4 on linux
  • Recover lost root password
  • How To Create A Custom Splash Image For Grub 2 [Linux]
  • molly-guard – protects machines from accidental shutdowns/reboots
  • Roll Your Own Ubuntu Private Cloud
  • How does Ubuntu’s screenshot tool Take Screenshot actually work?
  • Domino 8.5.1 on OpenSUSE Parts 1 - 3

Plymouth Gets Tighter Integration With GDM, X

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phoronix.com: While Plymouth already does a great job at mode-setting to the display's native resolution and then showing the selected Plymouth plug-in and then to switch over to GNOME's GDM quite smoothly as the X.Org Server starts up, this process is getting even smoother now.

Smokin' Guns - Cowboy First-person shooter Game for Linux

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ghabuntu.com: Initially developed as Western Quake 3, Smokin' Guns is the game for you if you ever feel nostalgic of the Old West. Smokin' Guns, an open source, cross platform first-person shooter is intended to be a semi-realistic simulation of the "Old West's" great atmosphere.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 99 is out

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Issue #99 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out.

Attention all Gentoo stable users

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blogs.gentoo.org: Tomáš (scarabeus) and I decided it was time to do another round of stabilizations.

Linux Mint 8 “Helena” released

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linuxmint.com: The team is proud to announce the stable release of Linux Mint 8 Helena. The 8th release of Linux Mint comes with numerous bug fixes and a lot of improvements. In particular Linux Mint 8 comes with support for OEM installs and a brand new Upload Manager.

Ubuntu Netbook Remix Optimization Guide

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Even though Ubuntu Netbook Remix is already somewhat optimized, I don't like how some things work and also there is room for a lot more optimizations. I would like to share with you these optimizations, all with screen real estate and low power consumption in mind. A part of this article is for EeePC only, but most work on any netbook!

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