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Oracle to Compete With Red Hat for Linux Support 221

PCM2 writes "It's not Oracle Linux, but Larry Ellison has announced that Oracle will be providing full enterprise support for Linux. This means not just phone calls but also patches, security fixes, and backports, in addition to indemnification from lawsuits like SCO's. This puts Oracle in direct competition with its erstwhile partner, Red Hat, whose entire business is based on providing similar support for its Linux distro and related software."

AOL Targets Digg, YouTube With New Netscape Site 84

Dotnaught writes "AOL has re-launched its Netscape.com portal as a place where user participation is balanced by moderator control. The renovated site will feature community-driven news and user-submitted video, guided by editors called anchors. "The hive mind sometimes doesn't do a thorough job," says Jason Calacanis, CEO of Weblogs, Inc., a blog network acquired last year by AOL."

Slashdot Bookmarks 171

Recently we've added a new bookmark function that logged in users can use to maintain public lists of URLs for tagging and sharing with the world. You can read the bookmark faq to answer a few specific questions, check out the global bookmark lists that can be tagged, journaled over, or submitted as stories. Read on for notes on what we're planning for this.

Journal Journal: Exclusive episodes of Lost coming to cell phones

Though no official carrier has been announced yet, producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse of ABC's Lost are currently filming 20-minute "mobisodes" of the show in Hawaii. Called The Lost Video Diaries, the shows will feature two new characters with their respective backstories. Though the new characters won't be featured in the televised version of the show, there's already talk of poss
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Journal Journal: WordPress 1.5 "Strayhorn" Released

After many months waiting by the WordPress community and multitudes of others looking to convert to the popular blogging system, version 1.5 (dubbed "Strayhorn") has finally been released. Among the new features worth mentioning are multiple themes support, a better admin interface, static pages and additional plugin hooks. There are some helpful

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