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MySQL Storage Engines

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In this article, we're not going to concentrate on the technical aspects of the different MySQL storage engines (although we will inevitably have to look at some of these elements), instead we will concentrate on how and where these different engines can be best employed. To achieve this, we'll have to look at some of the fundamental issues before moving on to the specifics of each engine type.

Firefox 1.5 Beta 2 Ready

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Mozilla said the follow-up to September's Beta 1 includes improvements in the automatic update system, performance and site rendering enhancements, and fixes for several security problems.

Check Point to Acquire Makers of Snort

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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. and Sourcefire, Inc., developers of Snort, today announced that they have signed an agreement for Check Point to acquire Sourcefire. What does this mean for Snort?

Ad-free Opera browser up to 3 million downloads -- and counting

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Opera's browser seems to be music to the ears of Internet surfers. After the Oslo-based company served up about 1 million browser downloads in the first two days following its launch of the ad- and license-free Opera v8.5, some 3 million additional copies were downloaded in next two weeks.

A first look at GIMP 2.4

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A major update to the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), widely regarded as the leading free software raster image editing program, is scheduled for this month. The 2.4 release is expected to include a number of new features and enhancements to existing features.

Sun, Google in office software pact

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Sun Microsystems Inc. and Google Inc. on Tuesday said they had agreed to a multi-year pact to distribute Sun's software technologies that offer a potential alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s dominance of business users' desktops.

Real patches Linux flaws

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Flaws have been patched in RealPlayer and Helix Player's Unix and Linux versions.

Pretty as a Picture

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Quite a few devices such as cameras and music players, work immediately. All you have to do is plug them in. On Linux, two applications really stand out for working with photos: F-Spot and LPhoto.

WordPerfect Will Support OpenDocument … Someday

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StarOffice 8 may be getting the lion's share of attention, but Corel insists that its WordPerfect Office is also a leading contender for office suites and that it will soon be supporting the OpenDocument format.

At the Sounding Edge: A September Trio

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What common goal is shared by the Toledo Area LUG and Toledo Hip-Hop? Building a recording studio with open-source software that the whole community can use.

Mozilla unveils Lightning roadmap

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Device synchronisation and offline calendar support are some of the features planned in a future version of the open source project.

5 stars of open-source products

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Once a curiosity of computer rooms, open-source software applications are now giving commercial programs a run for their money in public-sector information technology shops. Here is a closer look at five open-source products and why they are winning favor in government IT shops.

PHP 5 Pushes Forward

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Started just over ten years ago, the PHP programming language has become the most popular programming language for web application development. PHP 5, the most recent release, adds even more features — all the while remaining approachable to novices. Here’s a look at the life of PHP 5 so far.

Videos of KimDaBa in Action

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For those of you who do not understand how to use KimDaBa, there is now no reason not to use it. KimDaBa is the first KDE application to offer small flash videos with voice-overs describing how to use it.

Also: Tonight's star of The People Behind KDE is geek girl Janet Theobroma.

Faith in The Gimp

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One excellent open-source program that often gets overlooked in the focus on products like Linux is The Gimp. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is freely distributed software for photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

Free Opera clocks 1 million downloads in two days

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Well, that didn't take long. More than 1 million people have downloaded the Opera browser in the two days since Opera announced it was dropping the ad banner and going completely free.

UPDATE: Opera Gives Away 1.6 Million Browsers

Popular PHP is hot, and it's Canadian

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Quick -- name a Canadian-made computer-programming language.

Time's up. If you answered "Java," that's true enough, but the top prize goes to those who answered "PHP."

OpenOffice is great alternative to Microsoft

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The biggest coup of open-source software isn't that it's (usually) free for the downloading. No, it's one of the few remaining incubators for truly great apps. You'll use it because OpenOffice 2.0 is an attractive and compelling suite of office apps in its own right.

NVIDIA 1.0-8XXX Series Preview

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Although a majority of this preliminary information has been Microsoft Windows centric, today we'll be sharing with you some of the features that should be on the horizon for Linux users and the 1.0-8XXX drivers, one of which feature is the long awaited SLI support.

Opera gives away its browser, with no ads

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Opera Software will no longer force users of the free PC version of its Web browser, Opera, to view advertising banners.

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