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On the question of MySQL’s state of health

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blogs.the451group: Matt Asay has written an interesting post speculating that Oracle might use the delay caused by the European Commission investigation into its acquisition of Sun to drive the price down. Sounds reasonable enough to me.

Also: Why the EU should block Oracle/Sun

Four Nifty Blogging Clients for KDE

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ostatic.com/blog: When you sit down to put together a blog post, the last thing you want getting in your way is a finicky blogging client. This week, we'll take a look at open source blogging software designed for the Linux operating system.

Is Spicebird The Best Desktop E-Mail Client?

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d0od.blogspot: SpiceBird is a desktop E-Mail application that combines E-Mail, Instant Messaging, Calendar, Task management and an iGoogle gadgets in one application.

Review: Ubuntu Tweak

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ardchoille42.blogspot: I was browsing the Get Deb site and happened to find an application called Ubuntu Tweak which piqued my interest. I never install anything outside of the official Ubuntu software repositories unless I am able to audit the source code - this is one of the benefits of open-source software.

Wine, Linux and Multimedia Software (Part 1)

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linuxlinks.com: I have been an unashamed Windows user for longer than I care to remember. However, I took a big step about six months ago when I commenced my adventure with Linux. There remained one significant barrier to becoming productive under Linux.

Ubuntu 9.10 Gets Unreleased Catalyst 9.10 Driver

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phoronix.com: Last year Canonical resorted to publishing an unreleased Catalyst driver within Ubuntu 8.10 so that there would be a ATI driver available to provide proper 3D support to its user. This happened again with Ubuntu 9.04. Well, now we have it a third time.

uzbl: a browser that adheres to the unix philosophy

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tuxtraining.com: Like Vimperator for Firefox? Want something a bit smaller? Easier to config from plain text files? Well meet Uzbl.

Tucan Manager

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meanmachine.wordpress: Tucan Manager is a free and open source software designed for automatic management of downloads and uploads at hosting sites like rapidshare or megaupload.

Amarok 2.2 – Reloaded, revamped, rethinked, reeverything!

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kdenews.org: The Amarok team is getting ready for the release of Amarok 2.2 and is proud to release the first beta version of Amarok 2.2.

Best Google Desktop Applications for Linux

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junauza.com: Google has already released several desktop applications that works on different operating systems. As a Linux user, I'm grateful that all of my preferred Google desktop apps are well supported and can be easily installed on my favorite distro.

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