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24 Feb 2015 7 Linux Facts That Will Surprise You [41126]
InformationWeek, February 24, 2015

"Here are seven things we bet you didn't know about Linux and why it remains a software project of historic proportions.

In the 20 years since Linux 1.0 first appeared, the open source operating system has become one of the major winners in the enterprise data center, alongside Microsoft Windows. Linux also has a presence on the public Internet and in public cloud services.

But we don't hear a lot about the ongoing development of Linux. In 2007, Linus Torvalds and the other Linux kernel committers were adding patches to the kernel at the rate of 86 per hour, or 1.43 per minute. InformationWeek reported in 2007 that Linux, then 16 years old, was the largest sustained software project in the world. Dan Frye, an IBM VP who tracked it, then said: "No other open source project has gotten this large or moved this fast. It's a first-of-a-kind developer community."
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18 Nov 2014 Oracle Java ME Embedded 8.1 [39395]
Live on OTN

Oracle Java ME Embedded 8.1 is live on OTN. This release is an update of Oracle Java ME Embedded 8, including new platforms and features. Application development is supported through the Oracle Java ME SDK 8.1.

Visit the Java ME documentation portal to study the latest versions of the Release Notes and Getting Started Guides for the following supported platforms:

  • Raspberry Pi Model B (ARM11/Linux)
  • Freescale FRDM-K64F (Cortex-M4/mbed) Developer Preview
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)

The Java ME Developer's Guide is intended for developers who want to build Oracle Java ME Embedded software for embedded devices...
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13 Oct 2014 Virtual Compute Appliance Software Release 2.0.1 [38811]
Many enhancements

Oracle has announced the latest software release 2.0.1 of Oracle's Virtual Compute Appliance. Virtual Compute Appliance (VCA) is an engineered system with integrated and software-defined converged infrastructure designed to radically simplify the way customers install, deploy, and manage converged infrastructures for any Linux, Oracle Solaris, or Microsoft Windows applications on Oracle VM.

The VCA software release 2.0.1 delivers the following enhancements:...
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24 Sep 2014 Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux [38463]
Enterprise-scale solution for OpenStack allows extended deployment options to best fit customers' needs; supports latest OpenStack Icehouse release

Ronen Kofman writes that Oracle has announced "the general availability of Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux 1.0. With this announcement we are now providing production OpenStack support to Oracle Linux and Oracle VM customers. The support for OpenStack is available as part of the Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Premier Support at no additional cost..."
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19 Sep 2014 Choosing 64 and/or 32 bit Java [38352]
By Erik Costlow

The Java Platform was designed to allow applications to run on different hardware stacks and operating systems without changes. Java is available on Microsoft Windows in 64 and 32 bit versions, allowing users to get the appropriate version for their system. Users can even run both side-by-side for 64 bit operating systems.

End-users should visit and click the Free Java Download link. The site will auto-detect the web browser and serve the appropriate download.

For an explanation of how the website makes that determination, please see 'Which Java download should I choose for my 64-bit Windows operating system.'
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