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The Story Behind Acquisition of ‘MySQL’ by Sun Microsystem and the Rise of ‘MariaDB’

The Story Behind Acquisition of ‘MySQL’ by Sun Microsystem and the Rise of ‘MariaDB’
A database is an information organized in such a fashion that a computer program can access the stored data or a part of it. This electronic file system is stored, updated, selected and deleted using a special program called Database Management System (DBMS). There is a huge list of DBMS, a few of which makes to the list here are – MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, LibreOffice Base, Microsoft Access, etc. Story of MySQL Acquisition by...
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6 Cool Linux Distributions to Review on Your Old PCs and Laptops

6 Cool Linux Distributions to Review on Your Old PCs and Laptops
Many of us have an old computer, in fact, old computers are everywhere, instead of taking them to the garbage you can revive them with these 6 cool Linux distributions which is designed specially for old PCs and Laptops. 1. SliTaz SliTaz is an independent Linux distribution which is designed to run on any computer with no less than 256MB of RAM, SliTaz ISO file is very small in size (45MB Only!), it uses its own package manager “tazpkg”...
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OwnCloud 7 Released – Create Personal/Private Cloud Storage in Linux

OwnCloud 7 Released – Create Personal/Private Cloud Storage in Linux
Cloud storage stands for virtualised pool of network storage most commonly hosted by third parties. Cloud storage is a network-based service which physically do not exist but remains somewhere in the cloud. To be more clear, cloud storage means sharing data over network, rather than having local servers or personal device. Cloud storage is all around us in our smart phones, on desktops and servers etc. The Dropbox application which is now available...
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Wine 1.7.22 (Development Version) Released – Install in RedHat and Debian Based Systems

Wine 1.7.22 (Development Version) Released – Install in RedHat and Debian Based Systems
Wine, a most popular and powerful open source application for Linux, that used to run Windows based applications and games on Linux Platform without any trouble. Install Wine (Development Version) in Linux WineHQ team, recently announced a new development version of Wine 1.7.22. This new development build arrives with a number of new important features and 68 bug fixes. Wine team, keep releasing their development builds almost on weekly basis...
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Linux File System Explained: Boot Loading, Disk Partitioning, BIOS, UEFI and File System Types

Linux File System Explained: Boot Loading, Disk Partitioning, BIOS, UEFI and File System Types
The concept of boot loading, disk partitioning, partition table, BIOS, UEFI, File system types, etc. is little known to most of us. We comes across these terminology very often but rarely took the pain to know these and their meaning in details. This article in an effort to fulfil this gap in the most easiest way possible. Linux File System Types Partition Table One of the very first decision we comes across while installing a Linux Distribution...
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Create Your Own Linux, Android and iOS Apps Using “LiveCode” in Linux

Create Your Own Linux, Android and iOS Apps Using “LiveCode” in Linux
Livecode is a programming language first appeared in 1993, it’s main goal is to allow everybody to code, it allows you to create large applications easily using a simple high level, English-like programming language that is dynamically typed. Install Livecode in Linux Using Livecode, You can write the same application for all available platforms like Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, BSD, Solaris and the code will work on all of those platforms...
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Installing Seafile (Secure Cloud Storage) with MySQL Database in RHEL/CentOS/SL 7.x/6.x

Installing Seafile (Secure Cloud Storage) with MySQL Database in RHEL/CentOS/SL 7.x/6.x
Seafile is an advanced Open Source collaborative cloud storage application written in Python with file sharing and syncing support, team collaboration and privacy protection using client side encryption. It’s build as a multi-platform file syncing with clients that runs on all major platforms (Linux, Raspberry Pi, Windows, Mac, iPhone and Android) and can be easily integrated with local services such as LDAP and WebDAV or can be deployed using...
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FFmpeg 2.2.4 Multimedia Framework Released – Installation Guide and Usage – Part 1

FFmpeg 2.2.4 Multimedia Framework Released – Installation Guide and Usage – Part 1
A new major release (2.2.4) of the FFmpeg multimedia framework is now available for download, bringing a few fixes and updates for different packages. FFmpeg Multimedia Framework for Linux FFmpeg 2.2.4 which is named “Muybridge” does not include any additional feature, but changes from ffmpeg-mt, libav master of 2014-03-01, libav 10.1 as of 2014-06-23. The following library versions are also available in this minor release. libavutil...
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