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28 May 2017 vBeers @ June 2017 [63621]
4 Weekly Meeting Each Month

The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) vBeers events happen four times each month, once each in these cities: Palm Beach Gardens, Oakland Park, Boca Raton and Miami.

These informal networking/social events provide a relaxed environment to meet with other hands-on IT professionals and promote the growth of IT in South Florida.

Feel free to arrive and depart at your convenience. People start gathering around 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM and most people leave by 8:30 or 9:00 PM.

  • Wednesday, June 7th @ Twisted Trunk Brewing
  • Wednesday, June 14th @ Funky Buddha Brewery
  • Wednesday, June 21st @ Biergarten Boca
  • Wednesday, June 28th @ vBeers @ Miami

Read on for detailed schedule
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26 May 2017 Introducing UEK4 and DTrace on Oracle Linux for SPARC [63819]
By Wim Coekaerts

Wim blogs, "About 2 months ago we released the first version of Oracle Linux 6, Update 7 for SPARC. That was the same version of Oracle Linux used in Exadata SL6. OL6 installed on T4, T5 and T7 systems but it did not yet support the S7 processors/systems. It contained support for the various M7 processor features (DAX, ADI, crypto,...), gcc optimizations to support better code generation for SPARC, important optimizations in functions like memcpy() etc.

We also introduced support for Linux as the control domain (guest domain worked before). So this was the first time one could use Linux as the control domain with a vdiskserver, vswitch and virtual console driver. For this release we based the kernel on UEK2 (2.6.39).

The development team has been hard at work doing a number of things.."
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23 May 2017 The History Of Ubuntu Linux, Canonical's Open Source OS [63725]
The VAR Guy, May 23rd 2017

"In October 2004 the first Ubuntu release, Ubuntu 4.10, debuted. Codenamed Warty Warthog because it was rough around the edges, Ubuntu 4.10 inaugurated a tradition of releasing new version of Ubuntu each April and October that Canonical has maintained up to the present -- with the exception of Ubuntu 6.06, which came out a couple of months late in 2006.

Ubuntu 4.04 launched six months after Mark Shuttleworth first met with Debian developers to discuss the creation of a new, Debian-based Linux distribution that would emphasize ease-of-use, regular release cycles, accessibility and internationalization..."
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21 May 2017 Top Ten Articles for last few Issues [63403]
Vol 231 Issues 1 and 2 ; Vol 230 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 229 Issues 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:

  • 15 Of The Highest Paying Jobs In IT
  • Is Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Dead?
  • Ten Project Management Myths
  • Microsoft To Add Support For Suse, Fedora Bash Shells To Windows 10
  • 3 Simple Steps For Expanding Your Knowledge Of Cloud Security
  • Netbeans vs. Eclipse: Comparing Two Java IDEs
  • Vendors Approve Of NIST Password Draft
  • Email, Email, In The Cloud
  • 5 Choices You Will Regret Forever
  • Your Instance Management Tool Checklist

The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.
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21 May 2017 Microsoft To Add Support For Suse, Fedora Bash Shells To Windows 10 [63412]
ZDNet, May 11th 2017

"Microsoft is continuing to bring more Linux shell options to Windows 10, Windows Server and its Azure Portal," reports Mary Jo Foley in ZDNet.

Microsoft already offers Ubuntu Linux via its Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10.

Now the company is set to add support for more Linux distributions in the coming months, officials said on May 11 during Microsoft's Build 2017 Day 2 keynote.

The SuSE and Fedora Bash shells -- as well as the existing Ubuntu shell -- are all going to be available for download from the Windows Store, said Microsoft Executive Vice President of Windows and Devices Terry Myerson..."
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