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Oracle Linux 6.5 vs. Oracle Linux 7.0 Beta Benchmarks

Released earlier this month was the first beta of Oracle Linux 7.0, Oracle's spin of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 development source-code. With some days having passed we've now had the time to take Oracle Linux 7.0 Beta 1 for a test drive and see how the performance compares to Oracle Linux 6.5.

20 April 2014 - Oracle Linux - 4 Comments
Java JDK 8 Release Candidate Finally Arrives

Java JDK 8 was delayed due to the lambda expression support and back in September was the first JDK 8 developer preview. This week we now have the first release candidate for the upcoming Java 8.

4 February 2014 - Java JDK 8 - 35 Comments
Benchmarking Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel

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.

3 December 2013 - Oracle Linux UEK - 5 Comments
Oracle Wants To Embed JavaScript In Java Code

Oracle presented a new project in recent names that is named Nashorn. The Nashorn Project comes down to a high-performance JavaScript run-time for OpenJDK and can be used so developers can embed JavaScript within Java code.

26 November 2012 - Oracle Project - 15 Comments
Rootbeer: A High-Performance GPU Compiler For Java

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.

13 August 2012 - Rootbeer1 - 19 Comments
Oracle Releases VirtualBox 4.2 Beta 1

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.

3 August 2012 - New Features - 7 Comments
OpenIndiana Is Still Around, New Update Coming

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.

14 April 2012 - OpenSolaris - 10 Comments
Oracle Has Yet To Clarify Solaris 11 Kernel Source

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.

9 January 2012 - Source Leak - 38 Comments
Oracle Plans To Bring DTrace To Linux

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.

6 October 2011 - Kernel - 51 Comments
OpenIndiana 151a Released; One Year Anniversary

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.

14 September 2011 - OpenIndiana - 3 Comments
Oracle Solaris At Least Has Intel KMS/DRI2

In the discussion about removing old Mesa drivers, non-Linux users may be affected by dropping these drivers for vintage graphics processors. As pointed out yesterday, the Solaris and BSD graphics drivers are in a sad state. This morning a NetBSD user requested that the Matrox and Voodoo graphics drivers remain in the tree, but they'll end up being dropped regardless since they are not maintained. There's also finally a comment by an Oracle developer about Solaris graphics drivers.

26 August 2011 - Nothing More - 15 Comments
Joyent Open-Sources SmartOS, Ports KVM To Solaris

Joyent has announced today they have open-sourced their SmartOS operating system, which is based on Illumos/Solaris. Additionally, this cloud software provider has ported the Linux KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) to this platform.

15 August 2011 - News - 4 Comments
IcedTea Project Goes To The Web

Back in 2007 the IcedTea project was created by Red Hat for a completely open-source Linux OpenJDK package after Sun Microsystems had opened up most of Java. Since then IcedTea has moved to being based off of OpenJDK6 and this free software project continues to flourish. Today OpenJDK has come to the web in the form of IcedTea-Web. IcedTea-Web delivers on an open IcedTea-powered Java web-browser plug-in and Java Web Start support.

2 February 2011 - First Release - 10 Comments
OpenIndiana Build 148 Arrives

For those interested in Solaris/OpenSolaris, the Illumos-based OpenIndiana operating system has just pushed out their second set of ISOs that are based upon Solaris Nevada Build 148.

17 December 2010 - It's Here - 2 Comments

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