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Oracle buys Sun - what now for MySQL, Java and OOo?

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tuxradar.com: Oracle has announced it is purchasing Sun Microsystems for just over $7 billion. The official word from Oracle is that the purchase gives it two key assets - Java and Solaris - but open sourcerers will understandably be more interested in MySQL and OpenOffice.org.

Review: Backups with Back in Time

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fosswire.com: Backing up generally isn’t a fun activity, but always proves to be worth it when that disaster you are not expecting happens.

Evolution Gripes

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workswithu.com: I’ve used Evolution, the default email client in Ubuntu, for a couple of years to manage numerous mail accounts. In general, I think it’s a great application. But as with everything in life, there’s always room for improvement.

Six Linux softphone's list

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go2linux.org: VoIP has improved a lot since its first days, today a lot of multinational business are using it as a reliable way to keep stay in touch.

A Review of Popular Window Navigators for Linux

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thelinuxcauldron.wordpress: After a long time, I said to myself, can I lose that bottom panel? I really wanted something semi-flashy that had function, giving me access to my favorite shortcuts.

Xfce 4.6.1 Released

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xfce.org: The first bugfix-release of xfce 4.6 has been released. We have been able to fix several issues during the past few weeks.

The Eternal Battle: Gnome 2.26 and KDE 4

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thelinuxcauldron.wordpress: It seems this debate has been discussed over and over again, with no end in site. It often looks like the only people fighting are the Gnome guys, but its the same on both sides. I cannot tell you how many times I visit a forum and ask question, and somehow everyone starts fighting.

The best Linux media players

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ghacks.net: Recently I have had a lot of people asking how to play various media files in Linux. I thought it would be smart to write about the best tools to play certain media types.

Changes to the GNOME System Administration Team

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lwn.net (gnome-announce-list): We'd like to announce a formal system administration team. GNOME has long had an informal sysadmin team that has managed the gnome.org services.

Where do I find Linux software?

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ghacks.net: But what if you are searching for Linux software? Where do you go? Is there a one stop shop for all of your software needs? Yes and no. Even though that answer is not a resounding YES! there is a plus side.

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