Author: Chinmoy Kanjilal Google Profile for Chinmoy Kanjilal
Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. He rants occasionally at Techarraz.com. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.

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sun_oracle

With Sun Microsystems going down so badly, will preventing the acquisition help MySQL in any way? What is the open-source community’s response to this? Where are the MySQL developers and what is their take on this?

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Zembly, a web-application to develop other Web 2.0 applications like Facebook Apps, Orkut Apps, RSS widgets and numerous other applications will be shut down on 30th November, by Sun Microsystems.

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Google-Go

Go, reportedly runs at the speed of C. Other existing languages have not been optimized to run on modern day multi-core processors. The learning curves of Go are comparable to that of Java.

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Firefox_3.6_beta_2

Firefox 3.6 saw another beta early morning today according to PST. The Firefox 3.6 beta 2, has been released with over 190 bug fixes on the last Firefox 3.6 beta 1.

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Given the hype GRUB 2.0 had created with its rewritten code, object-oriented model and support for multiple kernels, security issues like these, makes it look like a hoopla to the Linux beginners.

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OO-mouse-model

OpenOffice.org is planning to give keyboards a run for their navigation with the release of its 18 button mouse in February next year. The mouse will come in handy for OpenOffice users and gamers alike.

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Google recently announced open-sourcing of its JavaScript library- Closure, a JavaScript compression tools-the Closure Compiler, a code inspector- the Closure Inspector and a set of Closure Templates.

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Mozilla-jetpack

MozillaLabs has announced the release of Jetpack 0.6 earlier today through its official blog. Jetpack 0.6 has added two major APIs to its base.

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Mozilla-jetpack

Alexander Miltsev, the declared winner, did much more than just develop an add-on for Firefox. Alexander created a script which uses the GPU.

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The Linux version of the X-Fi driver is named Creative XFiDrv 1.00. Though, far from perfect this time as well, the driver is open to open-source developers.

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Five years of Ubuntu: Warty Warthog to Karmic Koala

Ubuntu has come a long way from the days of Ubuntu Warty Warthog to Karmic Koala. This video gives a tour of the changes in desktops of releases over these five years. Enjoy.

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Ubuntu Karmic Koala Video

Ubuntu Karmic Koala release has been covered in this blog earlier. This video also shows whats new with information on the new UI features.

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Thunderbird has not been able to succeed in its sphere but, the new Thunderbird will feature one of the features behind the popularity of Firefox.

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scientific-linux

Scientific Linux is a Linux developed by Fermilab, CERN and many universities and labs across the world. Scientific Linux 5.4 is released.

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applications_panel_moblin

Moblin version 2.1 as been released for Intel Atom based netbooks and nettops. The Moblin Linux is best described as an open source project focused on building a Linux-based platform optimized for the next generation of mobile devices including netbooks, Mobile Internet Devices, and In-vehicle infotainment systems. The new version of Moblin features a lot [...]

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