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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.

YourSQL, MySQL, and NoSQL: The MySQL Conference Report

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redmonk.com/sogrady: There has never been a time, in my opinion, that MySQL has faced a more diverse set of threats than at present. Of these, one gets a disproportionate amount of the attention: Oracle’s stewardship, and the implications this has for the future of the database.

Also: Dark Days Ahead For OpenSolaris

moc, screen and figlet: A sum greater than its parts

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kmandla.wordpress: moc users might know this and might not, but you can poll the moc server process to spit out information about the tune it’s playing.

Top 7 Open Source Applications for Enterprise

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blog.taragana.com: Sourceforge.net estimated that there are 230,000 open source projects on its site till Feb last year. Some of the projects are outdated, some of them do no not provide any support and others are in development phase. So, it is hard to find the right one for your need.

VLC 1.1.0 preview adds GPU acceleration

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h-online.com: The VideoLAN Project developers have announced the availability of a preview release for version 1.1, the first test release of the 1.1.x branch, of their popular VLC Media Player.

Open Source Video Conferencing

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linuxdesk.wordpress: Open Source Video Conferencing software are pretty new. Except the grand father Ekiga (former GnomeMeeting), the most promising.

A quick look at framebuffer applications

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kmandla.wordpress: I use framebuffer-driven systems on a daily basis, but it’s rare for me to look beyond image viewers, screen grabbers or the occasional terminal font in terms of software written to take advantage of the framebuffer.

Gcal the ultra-powerful command line GNU calendar

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mostlymaths.net: Gcal can be used for a lot of calendar related questions. A zillion calendar options. Of course, if you are not a calendar freak, this is not the main selling point.

GNU Compiler Collection 4.5 released

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h-online.com: The GCC developers have announced the availability of version 4.5 of the GNU Compiler Collection. The major release includes several changes and new features.

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