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YourSQL, MySQL, and NoSQL: The MySQL Conference Report

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redmonk.com/sogrady: There has never been a time, in my opinion, that MySQL has faced a more diverse set of threats than at present. Of these, one gets a disproportionate amount of the attention: Oracle’s stewardship, and the implications this has for the future of the database.

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moc, screen and figlet: A sum greater than its parts

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kmandla.wordpress: moc users might know this and might not, but you can poll the moc server process to spit out information about the tune it’s playing.

Top 7 Open Source Applications for Enterprise

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blog.taragana.com: Sourceforge.net estimated that there are 230,000 open source projects on its site till Feb last year. Some of the projects are outdated, some of them do no not provide any support and others are in development phase. So, it is hard to find the right one for your need.

VLC 1.1.0 preview adds GPU acceleration

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h-online.com: The VideoLAN Project developers have announced the availability of a preview release for version 1.1, the first test release of the 1.1.x branch, of their popular VLC Media Player.

Open Source Video Conferencing

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linuxdesk.wordpress: Open Source Video Conferencing software are pretty new. Except the grand father Ekiga (former GnomeMeeting), the most promising.

A quick look at framebuffer applications

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kmandla.wordpress: I use framebuffer-driven systems on a daily basis, but it’s rare for me to look beyond image viewers, screen grabbers or the occasional terminal font in terms of software written to take advantage of the framebuffer.

Gcal the ultra-powerful command line GNU calendar

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mostlymaths.net: Gcal can be used for a lot of calendar related questions. A zillion calendar options. Of course, if you are not a calendar freak, this is not the main selling point.

GNU Compiler Collection 4.5 released

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h-online.com: The GCC developers have announced the availability of version 4.5 of the GNU Compiler Collection. The major release includes several changes and new features.

MySQL fork duo tear down Oracle's Iron Man fantasy

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theregister.co.uk: MySQL father Michael - Monty - Widenius and leading MySQL architect Brian Aker spoke separately at the annual MySQL Con in Santa Clara, California, where they pitched hard their MySQL forks.

How to switch your small or home office to Linux

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techradar.com: Regardless of how you feel about the Linux desktop, this is one area in which Linux can have a real impact, both financially and productively, and any small or home office has the potential to be transformed by just switching one application or two to their open source equivalents.

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Ubuntu-Based ExTiX OS Updated for Intel Compute Sticks with Improved Installer

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton announced this past weekend the release of an updated build of his Ubuntu-based ExTiX Linux distribution for Intel Compute Stick devices. Last month, we reported on the initial availability of a port of the ExTiX operating system for Intel Compute Sticks, boasting the lightweight and modern LXQt 0.10.0 desktop environment and powered by the latest Linux 4.8 kernel, tweaked by Arne Exton for Intel Atom processors. And now, ExTiX Build 161203 is out as a drop-in replacement for Build 161119, bringing a much-improved Ubiquity graphics installer that should no longer crash, as several users who attempted to install the Ubuntu-based GNU/Linux distro on their Intel Compute Stick devices reported. Read more Also: Debian-Based SparkyLinux 4.5 Brings Support for exFAT Filesystems, systemd 232 4MLinux 20.1 Linux Distro Released with Kernel 4.4.34 LTS to Restore PAE Support

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