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Predict the Possibility of Earthquakes Anywhere With OpenHazards

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Software A new tool released by earth studies organization Open Hazards, Inc. aims to put the power of earthquake prediction in the hands of the public.

Nouveau: a 2.6.33 surprise

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Software Linus has released the 2.6.33-rc1 prepatch, closing the merge window for this development cycle. This kernel has a few features which will shake things up, with dynamic tracing being near the top as far as I am concerned. But, perhaps, the most interesting addition is one that almost nobody expected: a reverse-engineered driver for NVIDIA graphics chipsets called “Nouveau.”

Opera 10.5 For Linux: What We Know

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Software Yesterday, Opera 10.5 pre-alpha (codenamed Evenes) was released as a special gift to the small but dedicated fan base. It definitely had everyone talking, leaving Linux users high and dry.

With iterpipes, python is ready to replace bash for scripting. Really.

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Software This has been a pet peeve of mine for years: programming shell scripts suck. They are ugly and error prone. The only reason why we still do it? There is no real replacement. Or at least that was the case, until today.

Ksplice - Never reboot your Linux

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Software This sounds like a very interesting notion. The popular saying goes, you should never reboot your Linux, unless you have to, which is usually only when a kernel update comes. But maybe not even then?

A Unix Utility You Should Know About: lsof

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Software In this post I will take you through the useful lsof tool. If netcat was called the Swiss Army Knife of Network Connections, then I’d call lsof the Swiss Army Knife of Unix debugging.

VLC Are Going To Release A Video Editor

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Software I don't normally get excited for a new release of a video editor program on Linux. There are many already there already and they mostly don't work so well.

MySQL 6 Features Roll Into MySQL 5.5

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  • MySQL 6 Features Roll Into MySQL 5.5 Milestone
  • Sun Reductions Will Hit Open Source Efforts

Open Source Downloads: the Monster List

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Software Open source software has benefited from an explosion of creativity in the last several years. Indeed, the first decade of the 21st century could be called “the Decade of Open Source.”

Opera 10.50 Pre-Alpha Beats Firefox, Chrome

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Software The Opera developer’s told us recently that they would release a pre-alpha of Opera 10.50 on December 22 and that this release would all be about speed. No one but the inner circle of developers knew what they meant at that time but speculations centered around Opera’s new JavaScript engine Carakan.

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