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Is MySQL Doomed to Extinction?

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  • Ex-Sun exec Padir turns focus to startup's open-source software

Neformal: A simple, casual audio player

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Software Sometimes you want an application with a ton of options, and sometimes you just want to simplify. Many audio players, for instance, come with equalizers and visualizations, but if all you want is just to play the music, all you need is Neformal.

5 Things You Didn’t Know VLC Could Do

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Software There’s a good chance that if you’re reading this, you’re familiar with VLC. VLC can do a lot more than basic video playback, including things like video encoding, DVD ripping, volume normalization and more.

Linux Media Players Suck – Part 1: Rhythmbox

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Software The state of media players on Linux is a sad one indeed. If you’re a platform enthusiast, you may want to cover your ears and scream “la-la-la-la” while reading this article, because it will likely offend your sensibilities. This article will concentrate on lambasting Rhythmbox.

The Scribes experience: It’s all about productivity

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Software When a text editor’s catch phrase is “Scribes: It’s about the experience, not features.” you have to wonder what you are in for.

Interview with Cory Fields of XBMC

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Interviews I recently had the honor of spending time with Cory Fields, the Public / Business Relations Manger for XBMC.

Chrome VS Midori

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Software Both in response to my recent review of Midori and some argument... ehm, discussion, in yesterdays Ubuntuesday OMG! Podcast, I have taken on the task of running Midori and Google Chrome through a few tests to see which one performs better and faster.

My Wallpaper changer search

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Software With the Advent of Ubuntu 10.1 I began tweaking the Os to my liking, changing the desktop, adding programs, and that sort of stuff. I was doing good until I find that wallpaper-tray is no longer supported by Ubuntu.

Easy to Use Lucid Themed Conky

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Software Conky is a is a light-weight system monitor that can be customized extensively (Windows converts think ‘rainmeter’.) and the following Conky theme by Veoduendes certainly proves that.

Mousepad: A variation on the Leafpad theme

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Software If you’ve been following my series on Linux text editors you have read about a number of different variations on this theme. There is another editor, very similar to Leafpad, that was developed to be very Xfce friendly. That editor – Mousepad.

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