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Open Source databases rounded up and rodeod

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YOU COULD be forgiven for not knowing about the storm of activity in the database market this season. But help is here in the form of a guide to open source database companies and what they've been up to.

Patent pools offer open source a new incentive--and a new source of power

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For the first time you get back something tangible for open-sourcing. And this leads to another key change in the terrain: it now becomes critical how "open source" is defined, and who has the power to define it.

Family Trees with GRAMPS

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Tracing your family’s history is fun, informative, and a great way to understand more about yourself. Fortunately for Penguinheads, there’s a great genealogy program that makes the entire process easy: GRAMPS.

Phoronix puts NVIDIA 1.0-8174 thru its paces

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In two separate articles, Phoronix is tweaking, testing, and benchmarking the newest graphic drivers from nVidia, the 1.0-8174.

  • NVIDIA 1.0-8174 Linux Performance

  • NVIDIA Linux SLI (1.0-8174)

My sysadmin toolbox: second helping

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When I wrote last month's my sysadmin toolbox column, I knew that Linux.com readers would probably have a few suggestions. I was surprised, however, by the sheer number of responses we got and it seemed like a good idea to compile a list of the most popular reader-suggested tools and utilities

New nVidia Graphic drivers released: 1.0-8174

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The long awaited Linux Display Driver Version 1.0-8174 is finally released, currently for IA32 and AMD64/EM64T. Highlights include fixed GeForce 7800 GTX clocking problem, support for NVIDIA SLI, and added a new utility 'nvidia-xconfig'.

NASA ditches IE in favor of Firefox

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A little birdie told me today that NASA has given up entirely on Internet Explorer. The official line is that the newest IE vulnerability was the proverbial straw, and now NASA's standard internal browser is Firefox.

Open source firm to challenge VMware

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XenSource, the company founded to provide support and maintenance for the open source Xen virtual-machine monitor, is releasing its first commercial product, a set of tools that the company says will make it easier to virtualize servers.

The secret of Firefox's success

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Firefox is doing well only because Jane and John Doe like it: it's neat and it has cool hooks. And vitally important, it isn't Microsoft.

Kompose - The MacOS 'Expose' on Linux

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People always say, why can't Linux have some of the same functionality as OSX? I personally like OSX too for the importance they give to usability and aesthetics. And I really like Expose... Now Linux can also claim to have Expose like functionality in an application called Kompose.

Also: Vi & Emacs - Two old time adversaries

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