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theregister.co.uk: Search giant Google has put its support behind an independent fork of MySQL, the famed open-source database that was gulped down by software giant Oracle when it acquired Sun Microsystems.
unixmen.com: Just a few days ago, Unity 8 became available for Ubuntu 13.10. However, it is just an Alpha release and it’s not coming to the ‘stable city’ until Ubuntu 14.xx release.
linuxinsider.com: UberStudent bundles several learning platforms not found in typical Linux distros. Plus, each application category in the menu has a sub-category of related menus. For instance, there are WebApps, Documentation and Resources. Remember, this is a specially designed distro for those transitioning to Linux. So everything is configured to work out of the box.
softpedia.com: On August 6, Canonical published the usual top 10 app downloads chart, this time for July 2013, extracted straight from the Ubuntu Software Center.
worldofgnome.org: Many community contributors along with standard developers of Stellarium were happy to officially announce the availability of Stellarium 0.12 yesterday, after releasing many betas and RC recently, and we are very happy to have a truly improved version of our favorite open source planetarium software to play with!
phoronix.com: With there being experimental XMir-based Xubuntu 13.10 images available for the Xfce desktop spin and a request going out for testing, I ran some Phoronix performance tests to compare the XMir performance penalty for 2D and 3D workloads.
ostatic.com: The GNOME project announced plans for supporting Wayland quite a while ago and progress has been reported incrementally for months. Wayland was supported in GNOME 3.95 for the particularly crafty, but starting with 3.10, binaries will be offered for Wayland right beside X.
makeuseof.com: Like most other Linux applications, there’s more than one that does the job, and the top two that offer the complete package are Compiz and KWin. While both of these solutions have their specific areas, we can still compare the objectively to see which one is more customizeable and functional.
mylinuxbook.com: In part-I of this article series, we covered many interesting and funny Linux command line utilities. So, definitely, we want more. So here in this article, we shall discuss more such interesting command including a few games.
thelinuxexperiment.com: I live with Kayla, and had to jump in to help resolve an enraging problem we ran into on the Kubuntu installation with KDE, PulseAudio and the undesirable experience of not having sound in applications.
beginlinux.com: I recently starting using Bittorrent Sync, a new alternative to Dropbox and Google Drive that does not put a copy of your files on a central server. Instead, your files are synchronized between your devices using the peer-to-peer Bittorrent protocol. Bittorrent seems to be secure, is very fast, but, unfortunately, Bittorrent Sync is not open source.
gnome.org: the latest development update before our planned freezes and beta release for GNOME 3.1o is finally available.
And: GNOME 3.9.5 Screenshots
makeuseof.com: Any Linux user will tell you that a good text editor is a vital component of a computer system, no matter if you’re a new user or a seasoned pro. kate, KDE‘s default text editor, and gedit, Gnome‘s default text editor, are powerful tools that can get the job done and then some. However, if you’re making the all-important decision of which desktop environment you want to use, taking a look at all of the related applications is a given.
linux.com: It's a challenge in today's heterogeneous computing world of multiple stacks and multiple hardware environments. "Dependency hell" is just one possible result, in the words of PaaS provider dotCloud, as applications get deployed across different hardware environments, including public, private and virtualized servers.