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Oracle Solaris 11.2 Now Available In Beta Form

Oracle has put out the first public beta of the forthcoming Solaris 11.2 operating system release. The big focus of Solaris 11.2 is on embracing support for cloud computing.
30 April 2014 - Solaris 11.2 - 5 Comments

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

Oracle Finally Releases Java 8

At long last Oracle has officially made available Java 8.
18 March 2014 - Java 8 - 38 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

OpenSXCE 2013.05 Revives The Solaris Community

OpenSXCE 2013.05 is out in the wild as the community revival of the Solaris Express Community Edition.
9 June 2013 - OpenSXCE 2013.05

Oracle Delays Java 8 To Next Year Over Security

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.
19 April 2013 - Java 8 - 9 Comments

Java JDK 8 Gets Delayed Due To Project Lambda

A feature-complete version of the Java Development Kit (JDK) 8 has been delayed.
21 February 2013 - M6 Delay - 4 Comments

Solaris 12 Might Finally Bring Radeon KMS Driver

It looks like Oracle may be preparing to release their own AMD Radeon kernel mode-setting (KMS) driver for introducing into Oracle Solaris 12.
2 February 2013 - Solaris 12 On AMD - 33 Comments

Oracle Linux 5.9 Is Out, Carries Unbreakable Kernel 2

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.
17 January 2013 - Oracle Linux 5.9 - 6 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

The AuroraUX Operating System Is Dead

While figuring out what niche operating systems to benchmark on Phoronix next, I realized the AuroraUX operating system project quietly disappeared.
3 November 2012 - AuroraUX - 14 Comments

Oracle Solaris 11.1 Brings 300+ Enhancements

Oracle released Solaris 11.1 from their Oracle OpenWorld conference yesterday in San Francisco.
4 October 2012 - Oracle Solaris - 6 Comments

MartUX: OpenIndiana Reviving Sun SPARC Hardware

MartUX is a new OpenIndiana/Illumos-based Solaris distribution for reviving SPARC hardware support.
28 September 2012 - OpenIndiana - 6 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 Puts Out A New Version Of DTrace For Linux

Lenz Grimmer on behalf of Oracle has announced the second beta release of DTrace for Linux.
23 February 2012 - Linux DTrace

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 Solaris 11 Kernel Source-Code Leaked

It appears that the kernel source-code to Solaris 11 was leaked onto the Internet this past weekend.
19 December 2011 - Source Leak - 11 Comments

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