Oracle News Archives
3 December 2013 - Oracle Linux UEK - 4 Comments
Compared to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other "EL" derivatives, Oracle Linux has an additional feature of shipping with what they call the "Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel", a more recent and patched version of the Linux kernel over the standard Red Hat kernel. This morning we have out some new benchmarks comparing the RHEL 6.5 kernel in Oracle Linux to that of the Unbreakable Kernel.
9 June 2013 - OpenSXCE 2013.05
OpenSXCE 2013.05 is out in the wild as the community revival of the Solaris Express Community Edition.
19 April 2013 - Java 8 - 9 Comments
Oracle has decided to delay the release of Java 8 into 2014 over their engineers tackling various security-related issues with the language as of late.
21 February 2013 - M6 Delay - 4 Comments
A feature-complete version of the Java Development Kit (JDK) 8 has been delayed.
2 February 2013 - Solaris 12 On AMD - 33 Comments
It looks like Oracle may be preparing to release their own AMD Radeon kernel mode-setting (KMS) driver for introducing into Oracle Solaris 12.
17 January 2013 - Oracle Linux 5.9 - 6 Comments
Version 5.9 of Oracle Linux, the company's incarnation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9, is now available. This release also ships with Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 2.
26 November 2012 - Oracle Project - 15 Comments
3 November 2012 - AuroraUX - 14 Comments
While figuring out what niche operating systems to benchmark on Phoronix next, I realized the AuroraUX operating system project quietly disappeared.
4 October 2012 - Oracle Solaris - 6 Comments
Oracle released Solaris 11.1 from their Oracle OpenWorld conference yesterday in San Francisco.
28 September 2012 - OpenIndiana - 6 Comments
MartUX is a new OpenIndiana/Illumos-based Solaris distribution for reviving SPARC hardware support.
13 August 2012 - Rootbeer1 - 19 Comments
In recent months there has been an initiative underway called Rootbeer, which is a GPU compiler for Java code. Rootbeer claims to be more advanced than CUDA or OpenCL bindings for Java as it does static code analysis of the Java Bytecode and takes it automatically to the GPU.
3 August 2012 - New Features - 7 Comments
Oracle has put out their first (beta) development release of Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2. The 4.2 release series brings several new features to this easy-to-use virtualization platform.
14 April 2012 - OpenSolaris - 10 Comments
While there hasn't been much movement in the project recently, the OpenIndiana operating system is still under development as the de facto successor to OpenSolaris. The OpenIndiana team is currently readying their next update.
23 February 2012 - Linux DTrace
Lenz Grimmer on behalf of Oracle has announced the second beta release of DTrace for Linux.
9 January 2012 - Source Leak - 38 Comments
It was one month ago that Phoronix was the first to note the Solaris 11 kernel source-code was leaked onto the Internet via Torrent sites. One month later, Oracle still hasn't officially commented on the situation.
19 December 2011 - Source Leak - 11 Comments
It appears that the kernel source-code to Solaris 11 was leaked onto the Internet this past weekend.
9 November 2011 - It's Here - 10 Comments
It's been seven years since the release of Solaris 10, and about one year later than originally slated, but Oracle officially released Solaris 11 today.
8 October 2011 - Tests - 2 Comments
While Oracle Solaris has Intel KMS/DRI2 support, the Solaris port of this Intel Linux driver code isn't yet part of the open-source Solaris distributions.
6 October 2011 - Kernel - 51 Comments
One of the interesting announcements coming out of the Oracle OpenWorld conference this week in San Francisco is word that the company plans to bring DTrace to Linux. In particular, they want the Sun DTrace technology in their Unbreakable Linux Kernel.
14 September 2011 - OpenIndiana - 3 Comments
To mark the one year anniversary of the creation of OpenIndiana, there's a new OpenIndiana release. OpenIndiana 151a is this new release that is timed one year after this OpenSolaris fork arrived following the fallout from Oracle killing off OpenSolaris and Solaris development in the open.