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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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Interviews 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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Security 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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Software 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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Software If you are a Linux user and need an office suite, there is always, but SoftMaker Office could prove a more satisfactory option, especially if you need to exchange files with others using Microsoft Office.

Merging Drivers Back Into The X Server

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  • Concerns Over Merging Drivers Back Into The X Server
  • Open-Source ATI Evergreen Acceleration Builds Up

Oracle set to disclose MySQL plans next week

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Software (IDG): MySQL users are set to receive fresh information about Oracle's road map for the open-source database during a keynote address by chief corporate architect Edward Screven at Tuesday's O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, California.

6 Tools to Easily Create Your Own Custom Linux Distro

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Software While it’s hard to make the claim that there aren’t enough Linux distros out there, it’s also hard to escape the fact that no distribution is all things to all people. There are all kinds of reasons to consider rolling your own, but many people never make the attempt because it seems like such a huge undertaking.

The Difference a Decade Makes

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Software I spent part of the last week reviewing GNOME 2.30. As I worked, I kept returning to the fact that 2.30 is probably the last release of the GNOME 2.0 series, which began in June 2002.

Hidden Linux : KSnapshot

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Software KSnapshot is KDE's in-built screenshot grabber. Just hit the PrtScr key and you can save a screenshot in a wide range of formats.

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