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How to use Autotrash to totally forget about the trash

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ghacks.net: The trash (or “Recycle bin”) is a sane concept of our operating systems. A file sent to the trash can be recovered if the user realizes the file was still needed after all. Now, the problem is: when should you empty the trash?

A console spellchecker and dictionary

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kmandla.wordpress: Two things that I have failed to mention for quite a long time now — in fact, three things — are a dictionary and spellchecker for the console. If you write as much as I do, those two things are important, and not wisely left out. Sad

Awn & Awn-Extras 0.4.0 are out

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mhr3.blogspot.com: It's been over 14 months the Awn and Awn Extras teams had interesting news, but the time has come to introduce our latest and so far greatest release.

Java founder James Gosling leaves Oracle

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computerworld.com (IDG): James Gosling, the creator of the Java programming language, has resigned from Oracle, he announced in a blog entry on Friday

iPhone & iPod Management on Linux Just Got Easier

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linuxologist.com: Its no secret that Apple keeps its products held very closely in attempt to lock users in their own walled-garden. Managing iPhones & iPods (probably iPads too) on Linux is notoriously buggy, prone to many cryptic error messages, and generally not for the faint of heart. Libmobiledevice aims to change that.

Four more console tools

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kmandla.wordpress: Usually I focus on console programs that include an interface of some sort. But I need to get past that sometimes.

Brian Aker on post-Oracle MySQL

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radar.oreilly.com: Brian Aker parted ways with the mainstream MySQL release, and with Sun Microsystems, when Sun was acquired by Oracle. In time for next week's MySQL Conference & Expo, Aker discussed a number of topics with us, including Oracle's motivations for buying Sun and the rise of NoSQL.

OS of the Future: Built for Security

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eweek.com: Led, somewhat ironically, by Microsoft Windows, operating system vendors and some other software vendors have been making their products more secure by default. They also have been providing tools and best-practice guidelines for application developers to improve security.

New Features In Bash Version 4.x - Part 2

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lcorg.blogspot.com: Now that we have covered some of the minor improvements found in bash 4.x, we will begin looking at the more significant new features focusing on changes in the way bash 4.x handles expansions.

Hands on: SoftMaker Office 2010 for Linux

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labs.v3.co.uk: If you are a Linux user and need an office suite, there is always OpenOffice.org, but SoftMaker Office could prove a more satisfactory option, especially if you need to exchange files with others using Microsoft Office.

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