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Why autoconf is not getting any friendlier

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blog.flameeyes.eu: I’m an “autotools lover” in the sense that i prefer having to deal with autotools-based buildsystem that most custom build-system that are as broken as they can possibly be. Or with cmake.

MySQL founder turns to China, Russia to halt Oracle

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reuters.com: Michael Widenius, the creator of the MySQL database, said he is turning his vocal campaign against Oracle's planned takeover of Sun Microsystems to China and Russia because the European Commission appears set to clear the deal.

Gnome Shell - One desktop to bind them all

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dedoimedo.com: Gnome Shell is the future window manager for UNIX-like operating systems running the Gnome desktop environment. It is slated to be part of the Gnome 3.0, which will probably be released sometime next year. However, this does not mean you cannot try Gnome Shell now and get the first impression of what it ought to be.

Comparing gtk+ and Qt applications

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blogs.gentoo.org/nightmorph: I've been on the hunt for Qt/KDE applications that do the job of the gtk+ equivalents I use. That's a tall order.

Konqueror kicking ass again

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der-dakon.net/blog: Recently I found a site with HTTP Content-Disposition header tests and their results. First that was only tested with Konqueror 3.5.8 from an ancient Knoppix CD, which the author quickly updated after I pointed him to the openSUSE 11.2 KDE Live CD.

OpenGL vs DirectX - Benchmark Comparison

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: Unigine is a cross-platform real-time 3D engine, I stumbled across awhile back on some message boards I am a part of. Since it is cross platform it offers the benchmark rendering in both OpenGL and DirectX APIs, as such I was curious as to which offered better performance.

5 Linux music players you did not know about

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ghabuntu.com: Below are 5 music players for the Linux platform (Ubuntu being my base) you probably did not know about.

Wine Is a Long Shot at Solving the Windows-Apps-on-Linux Problem

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eweek.com: The open-source Wine project is less a solution and more a workaround when it comes to the issue of running Windows applications on Linux.

GNOME Shell tryout

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  • GNOME Shell tryout
  • Dispelling GNOME 3 Myths

5 powerful open source applications for businesses

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ghabuntu.com: A significant part of the IT expense of most businesses comprises the cost of acquiring and running enterprise applications. Would it not be better to have the same applications your business relies on at a much reduced cost but with higher productivity?

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