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Best Google Desktop Applications for Linux

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junauza.com: Google has already released several desktop applications that works on different operating systems. As a Linux user, I'm grateful that all of my preferred Google desktop apps are well supported and can be easily installed on my favorite distro.

EU fears Oracle will kill MySQL, but is that even possible?

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arstechnica.com: Oracle's pending acquisition of Sun has hit a snag. The European Commission is concerned that Oracle's will terminate the open source MySQL project, a move that would have a detrimental impact on competition in the database market. In light of the resilience inherent in open source software, it's unclear if such a maneuver would even be possible.

Chrome 4.0 vs Opera 10 vs Firefox 3.5

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lifehacker.com: In a three-way cage match, LifeHacker threw Chrome 4, Firefox 3.5, and Opera 10 into the ring and let the three browsers duke it out to see which would emerge as the fastest app for surfing the web.

8 Useful and Interesting Bash Prompts

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maketecheasier.com: Many people don’t think of their command prompt as a particularly useful thing, or even pay it much attention. To me, this is a bit of a shame, as a useful prompt can change the way you use the command line.

Sizing up Opera 10 Final: Can it Compete?

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  • Sizing up Opera 10 Final: Can it Compete with Chrome and Firefox?
  • Dump Firefox For the New Opera?
  • Opera browser (finally) gets an auto-updater

CrossOver Games 8.0, Now With Zombie-Plague Protection

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ostatic.com/blog: It's been a while since CodeWeavers updated CrossOver Games and today's release of version 8.0 is a doozy.

10 Linux file managers worth checking out

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blogs.techrepublic.com: If you’ve never given your file manager much thought, maybe it’s time to look at the wide range of features offered by Linux file management tools.

Opera 10 – Finally a browser that is NOT sluggish

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* Opera 10 – Finally a browser for linux that is NOT sluggish
* Opera 10 - A First Look At This Fabulous Web Browser
* Fun and games with Opera 10 widgets

Open Source Karaoke Game Hits the Right Notes

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ostatic.com/blog: Though Performous is a really fun open source karaoke game, I'll spare you the sound bite of me singing along with my favorite tune (trust me, you don't want to hear). Instead, you'll want to go download this cool cross-platform app and spend the day crooning into your hairbrush and pretending you're Elvis.

Simple, Fast, and Geeky Console-based Audio Players for Linux

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junauza.com: To those of you who are new to Linux, you may not know that you can use the shell terminal to do some fun stuff like play games, watch Star Wars, and even browse the web. You can even blast your favorite music with it.

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