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Benchmarking LLVM & Clang Against GCC 4.5

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phoronix.com: With the recent release of GCC 4.5 and the forthcoming release of LLVM 2.7 that is expected in the coming days, we have decided to see how the performance of GCC compares to that of LLVM.

Using Gnome Do – Quickly and Easy Launch Applications

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linux.bihlman.com: Gnome Do is an add on that will allow you to quickly launch applications, run terminal commands and do searches both within your desktop as well as on the internet.

When a songbird's out, "atunes" in.

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cristalinux.blogspot: Songbird is an opensource project focused on building a cross-platform audio station. Linux was at the heart of the project, but as you may know, the company behind the project recently decided to drop its support. The good news is that there are several very good audio players available for Linux.

The H speed guide to NoSQL

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h-online.com: What is NoSQL? Why does it seem that every day another company starts using a NoSQL database? Will NoSQL replace SQL? The H Speed Guide to NoSQL answers those questions...

Oracle start charging for Sun's Office ODF plug-in

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h-online.com: In 2007, Sun released the Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office. Although the Oracle site still, at the time of writing, offers the software for free with the tagline "Get it now: FREE", users clicking through will find that Oracle are now charging $90, per user.

random dvd roundup

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wonkabar.org: I've been shuffling stuff around lately with my DVD collection, and one thing I've been doing is cleaning up my DVD ripper and web frontend to catalogue my entire collection. I found a few bugs.

Synaptics announce Gesture Suite for Linux

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  • Synaptics announce Gesture Suite for Linux
  • Synaptics lets Linux gadgets give the iPad 10 fingers
  • Multitouch Trackpad Gestures coming to Linux, Chrome, and Other OSes

Benchmarks Of GCC 4.5.0 Compiler Performance

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phoronix.com: Last week GCC 4.5.0 entered the world with improvements. Over the weekend we decided to benchmark this major update to the GNU Compiler Collection to see how its performance compares to that of GCC 4.3 and 4.4.

A Look at Gnome Activity Journal

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workswithu.com: One of the major new features to expect in future versions of Ubuntu is Gnome Activity Journal, which brings a very refreshing approach to the way users interact with files and data. Here’s a look at how it works.

A visible case against bundled libraries

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blog.flameeyes.eu: I wrote a lot about bundled libraries and why they are bad, but I usually stick with speaking about Free Software (or Open Source Software — yeah they are two different sets!). This time, let me explain you how they are bad for proprietary, binary-provided software as well.

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