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Why PostgreSQL is a better enterprise database than MySQL

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blogs.techrepublic.com: When it comes to open source databases, MySQL gets the lion’s share of attention. This is unfortunate, because out of the two, PostgreSQL offers much more security, reliability, and data integrity than MySQL does.

auto_inst: the best kept Mandriva’s secret ?

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brunocornec.wordpress: Have you ever tried to automatically installed your Linux distribution ? Of course, if you’re a long time sysadmin, and Red Hat user, you use kickstart, or FAI if you happen to be a Debian fan. But if you’re a Mandriva user,

KDE vs. GNOME: Configuration and Admin Tools

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earthweb.com: How do the latest versions of GNOME and KDE compare with each other? To find an answer, I divided the two desktop's configuration and admin tools into five main categories. The results, while sometimes murky, give a generally clear picture of the state of the mainstream Linux desktops.

Go-oo – Better than Plain OO.o

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everyjoe.com: If you’ve been frustrated with what you can do with OpenOffice.org, then you’re probably looking for more. And that’s what Go-oo can help you with.

Open source game engines for Linux

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sutor.com: My recent post about Linux and video games has gotten quite a few hits, so while I was on a three hour flight today I thought it would useful to later put together a list of free and open source game engines that you and others could use to build said games.

gwenview: user friendly

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aseigo.blogspot: Carla Schroder wrote an editorial piece this week on Linux Today (a website I enjoy and frequent daily via their RSS feeds) entitled Editor's Note: What is User-friendly, Really?. I like tools that fit my hand when I use them.

What is User-friendly, Really?

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linuxtoday.com: User interfaces are the last great Linux problem. What really makes Linux user-friendly-- is it limited options and loads of eye candy? What about functionality, and depths of riches to explore?

Sun CEO Issues Memo in Wake of Oracle Acquisition Greenlight

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gigaom.com: After the European Commission approved Oracle’s $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun, it only took a few hours for an internal memo to go out from Jonathan Schwartz, Sun’s CEO, announcing that he is resigning. discussing the impact that change in control will have on Sun.

Also: Sun and Oracle's impact on open source acquisitions

The WordPress Foundation Is Live

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readwriteweb.com: WordPress founder and Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg has just announced that his nonprofit, charitable foundation is officially an open shop. The WordPress Foundation is an organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the very mission of WordPress itself.

Say CHEESE in Ubuntu

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mybroadband.co.za/blogs: Want to have some fun using a web-cam on Ubuntu? I suggest you get your hands on the Cheese application. One thing is for sure, your Facebook profile shots will never be the same.

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Early Ubuntu 14.04 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 Intel Xeon E5 Benchmarks

This morning I posted some Ubuntu 14.04 vs. 16.04 LTS Radeon graphics benchmarks while if open-source AMD graphics driver evolution doesn't get you excited, in this article are results from other non-graphics benchmarks in comparing the Ubuntu 14.04 vs. 16.04 performance for these long-term support releases in their current form. For getting an idea how the overall Ubuntu Linux performance has evolved over the past two years for those solely riding Long-Term Support releases, I compared the performance of Ubuntu 14.04.0 to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in its current daily ISO form. The tests were done on the same Intel Xeon E5-2687W v3 (Haswell) system with MSI X99S SLI PLUS motherboard, 16GB of RAM, and AMD FirePro V7900 graphics. Read more Also: ‘Android OEMs Will Ship Ubuntu Phones This Year’, Say Canonical

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These 3 things are trying to kill Linux containers

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  • GNOME Maps Is Looking Better In GNOME 3.20
    While not yet as versatile as say Google Maps, GNOME Maps for GNOME 3.20. is looking to be a nice upgrade. Maps in GNOME 3.20 is making progress with OpenStreetMap editing, expanded place bubbles, adding new places to OSM, support for printing routes, and more.
  • My Updated 3.18 Packages for GNOME Extensions
    I started releasing extension updates in 2014 due to a lot of extensions being unmaintained and seemingly break every time GNOME releases a new version of the Desktop Environment (DE). This is my third batch release post for GNOME extensions and these extension packages are for GNOME 3.18.
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