By spilling coffee Oracle scares Solaris users, upsets the GNU/Linux community, and helps show what a joke (literally) software patents areRead more »
"I love Linux. We're big supporters of Linux, [but] Solaris is an older and more capable operating system," Ellison said.Read more »
The Bordeaux Technology Group released Bordeaux 2.0.0 for Solaris today. Bordeaux 2.0.0 marks major progress over older releases. With version 2.0.0 and onward we bundle our own Wine build and many tools and libraries that Wine depends upon. With this release we bundle Wine 1.1.36, Cabextract, Mozilla Gecko, Unzip, Wget and other support libraries and tools.Read more »
The Wine development release 1.1.24 is now available.
What's new in this release:
* Support for freedesktop file associations.
* Support for exception handling on 64-bit.
* Improved ARB shaders.
* Fixes for the FBO mode.
* Many listview improvements.
* Various bug fixes.
During a conference call yesterday after his $7.4 billion acquisition deal was announced, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said one of the primary reasons Oracle is interested in Sun is because of its Solaris operating system, a widely distributed version of Unix that has a large installed base and has long been the dependable platform for Oracle's popular database.Read more »
If IBM does acquire SUN, and the rumors on the street suggest that it will, what will IBM do about Solaris? Let’s look at some of the options.Read more »
By this time next week, IBM will have bought Sun at a cut-rate price. I'd long thought Sun was going to down for the count, so the news that IBM was moving in didn't surprise me. What happens next though?Read more »
The good, the bad and the confusing of determining cpu properties on various nix systemsRead more »
Companies who have previously relied upon software to generate revenue will see financial decline if they take the open source road. This decline however is to be short lived and in the long run will prove to be a power play that will pay off in the future and here is why.Read more »
Recently, the executive director of the Linux Foundation, came out basically saying that Solaris, Sun's recently open-sourced operating system, will never go anywhere. He even took a shot at it being open-source, saying that open-sourcing it was 'too little and too late'Read more »
How to avoid alias recursion loops in any Linux or Unix shell.Read more »