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04 Sep 2017 The Sudden Death and Eternal Life of Solaris [66181]
By Bryan Cantrill

Bryan blogs at The Observation Deck, "As had been rumored for a while, Oracle effectively killed Solaris on Friday [the 1st]. When I first saw this, I had assumed that this was merely a deep cut, but in talking to Solaris engineers still at Oracle, it is clearly much more than that. It is a cut so deep as to be fatal: the core Solaris engineering organization lost on the order of 90% of its people, including essentially all management.

Of note, among the engineers I have spoken with, I heard two things repeatedly: 'this is the end' and (from those who managed to survive Friday) 'I wish I had been laid off.' Gone is any of the optimism (however tepid) that I have heard over the years - and embarrassed apologies for Oracle's behavior have been replaced with dismay about the clumsiness, ineptitude and callousness with which this final cut was handled..."
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24 Aug 2017 Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 4 Update 5 for Oracle Linux [65862]
By: Scott Lynn

Scott blogs, "This update, UEK Release 4 Update 5 (kernel version 4.1.12-103.3.8), adds new features, functionality, bug fixes and security fixes including:

  • Btrfs Changes...
  • DTrace improvements: ...
  • Over 30 new and updated drivers...

Read on for details.
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24 Aug 2017 Training Thursdays: Many Reasons to Adopt Oracle Linux [65863]
By: Antoinette Osullivan

Antoinette blogs, "There are so many reasons to adopt Oracle Linux including:

  • DTrace which permits you to identify performance bottlenecks
  • Virtualization technologies such as Docker, Linux Containers, Oracle VM and KVM

To learn about these topics and much more, take Oracle Linux advanced training..."
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09 Jul 2017 Top Ten Articles for last few Issues [64673]
Vol 232 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 231 Issues 2, 3, 4 and 5

We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

  • Chip Hall of Fame: Sun Microsystems SPARC Processor
  • State University of New York Selects Oracle Cloud at Customer to Modernize the Learning Experience for Students and Staff
  • Announcing the release of Docker 17.03 CE
  • Oracle Named a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide
  • Bank of America Selects Oracle Cloud for ERP and Financials
  • 'Petya' Didn't Know *This* About Third-Party Software Maintenance Firms
  • Oracle ERP Cloud Named a Leader in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites
  • Hurd Says Oracle's AI Strategy Is Business-Focused
  • Three Ways To Energize Your DBA Career In The Cloud
  • Italian Consumer Electronics Retailer Unieuro SpA Drives Efficiency Through Supply Chain

The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.
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22 Jun 2017 Training Thursdays: Many Ways to Optimize Use of Oracle Linux [64509]
By Antoinette Osullivan

Antoinette blogs, "Learn about some of the many ways you can optimize Oracle Linux by taking the Oracle Linux advanced administration training. In this training you will learn about topics including a range of virtualization technologies available and about tracing with DTrace.

This training is available in different formats to match your training needs..."
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