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Oracle Removes Former Sun CEO’s Blog Post Congratulating Google On Announcing Android


Oracle Removes Former Sun CEO’s Blog Post Congratulating Google On Announcing Android

It looks like Oracle has decided to remove all the blog posts written by former Sun CEO, Jonathan Schwartz. When Google announced Android back in 2007, Jonathan Schwartz, the CEO of Sun Microsystems at the time, wrote a blog post congratulating Google.

 Blogging   Google   News  

By Ricky on July 23rd
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Oracle Acquires Ksplice – Drops Support For Fedora, Red Hat, SUSE, Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS


Oracle Acquires Ksplice – Drops Support For Fedora, Red Hat, SUSE, Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS

Oracle has acquired Ksplice. With the acquisition, Oracle will no longer provide Ksplice Uptrack as a separate product. It will be included as a part of Oracle Linux Premier Support.

 Linux   News  

By Ricky on July 22nd
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Why OpenOffice Going To Apache Foundation Makes No Sense At All


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Yesterday, Oracle finally gave up control of OpenOffice and handed it to the Apache Software Foundation. However, the reality of the situation is that the Apache Foundation is not the best place for OpenOffice.

 General   Software  

By Ricky on June 2nd
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LibreOffice And OpenOffice Will Not Merge


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By now you must be familiar with the circumstances leading to the formation of The Document Foundation and LibreOffice. If you are not familiar read our earlier coverages here and here. After most of the former OpenOffice developers went away to LibreOffice, LibreOffice has been going from strength to strength. Major Linux distributions like Ubuntu,…

 News   Software  

By Ricky on April 20th
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Fedora 15 “LoveLock” To Get MySQL 5.5 & PostGreSQL 9


Fedora 15 “LoveLock” To Get MySQL 5.5 & PostGreSQL 9

Fedora has always kept it’s promise of bringing cutting-edge computer technology to it’s users. It has now been confirmed that Fedora 15 “LoveLock” will ship two database packages: MySQL 5.5 and PostGreSQL 9.

 Database   Linux   News  

By Debjit on December 29th
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Oracle Releases VirtualBox 4.0.0 Beta 1


Oracle Releases VirtualBox 4.0.0 Beta 1

Today Oracle has announced the availability of VirtualBox 4.0.0 Beta 1. This is the first release since VirtualBox 3.2, which was released around six months ago. The new release brings a number of new features, bug fixes and some changes to the packaging which may disappoint some.

 Linux   News   Virtualisation  

By Ricky on December 7th
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InnoDB Storage Engine Dropped From Oracle MySQL Classic Edition


InnoDB Storage Engine Dropped From Oracle MySQL Classic Edition

In a move to make MySQL more profitable, Oracle has dropped support for InnoDB storage engine from the MySQL Classic edition which is available for free.

 Articles   News   Tech  

By Debjit on November 5th
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And So The Exodus Begins – 33 Developers Leave OpenOffice.org


And So The Exodus Begins – 33 Developers Leave OpenOffice.org

After Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems, OpenOffice.org fell into the hands of Oracle, as did a lot of other products. So, last month a few very prominent members of the OpenOffice.org community decided to form The Document Foundation and fork OpenOffice.org as LibreOffice, possibly fearing that it could go the OpenSolaris way.

 News   Software  

By Ricky on November 1st
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OpenOffice Forked As LibreOffice


Today the OpenOffice community made a big decision to break away from Oracle and have formed The Document Foundation. Development for OpenOffice has been going on form about a decade now under Sun Microsystem. However, after Oracle’s acquisition of Sun Microsystem, the community have decided to fulfill the promise of independence mentioned in the original…

 General   Linux   News   Software  

By Ricky on September 28th
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