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The Nerve Mixtape With Robert Schwartzman The former Rooney frontman and general Hollywood man about town gives us a romantic playlist for the ages. by Alex Heigl Robert Schwartzman is best known for being the frontman of uber-California band Rooney, and yes, Jason Schwartzman's brother. But he's also an accomplished actor and musician in his own right, and is currently promoting his second album, Double Capricorn, sales of which benefit the Tibetan Healing Fund. Pick up a copy, then enjoy this Spotify playlist of Robert's Mixtape. Ubuntu Linux: Install Latest Oracle Java 7 I am a network admin who recently made the switch from MS-Windows to Ubuntu Linux. I need to use Java and Firefox web browser plugin to run java applet. I am unable to access many devices such as Firewall appliance, LBS/VPX, and network equipments due to Ubuntu's incompatible openjdk and icedtea plugin.