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12 Feb 2017 Oracle SPARC Platform Update - Feb 2017 [60527]
5 minute video with Jon Fowler

Hear about the Oracle SPARC platform update from John Fowler. In this video, John discusses the strategy for SPARC and Solaris in Servers, Engineered Systems, and Cloud services.
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12 Feb 2017 Libreoffice 5.3 Upgrade Brings Open-Source Office Suite To The Cloud (Slideshow) [60346]
eWeek, February 3rd, 2017

"The open-source LibreOffice office application suite has been improving steadily since 2010, when it was forked from the Oracle OpenOffice suite," reports Sean M. Kerner in eWeek. "The latest incremental milestone is LibreOffice version 5.3, released Feb. 1 and providing users with new features and improved performance. LibreOffice bundles multiple applications including the Writer Document, Calc Spreadsheet, Impress Presentation, Draw, Math Formula and Base Database. Among the numerous feature updates in Writer are new PDF document-handling capabilities that enable users to import and digitally sign existing documents..."
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12 Feb 2017 Libreoffice Vs. Microsoft Office: It'S A Format War [60344]
CIO, February 3rd, 2017

Swapnil Bhartiya writes in CIO, "Italo Vignoli, a co-founder of The Document Foundation, shares his thoughts on the past, present and future of LibreOffice...

Sun Microsystems was home to many critical open source projects including OpenOffice, MySQL, Java, and VirtualBox. When Oracle acquired Sun, members of these projects grew concerned about their projects. MySQL was forked, and the OpenOffice community created a body called The Document Foundation (TDF) to ensure the survival of the project.

However, Oracle was displeased about the formation of TDF and the ensuing conflict led to LibreOffice becoming a fork of OpenOffice. The first release of LibreOffice came in 2011. By 2012, TDF was registered as an organization in Germany..."
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12 Feb 2017 Top Ten Articles for last few Issues [60332]
Vol 228 Issue 1; Vol 227 Issue 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 226 Issues 2, 3 and 4

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:

  • Stacking up the Cloud Vendors: AWS vs. Microsoft Azure, IBM, Google, Oracle
  • Review: The Best Frameworks For Machine Learning And Deep Learning
  • 5 Shocking New Threats To Your Personal Data
  • How AI Is Stopping Criminal Hacking In Real Time
  • Cloud.Gov Clears FedRAMP
  • Artificial Intelligence: When Will The Robots Rebel?
  • A Six-Step Approach To Enterprise DevOps Transformation
  • Security And Privacy Concerns Dog The Cloud (Slideshow)
  • Libreoffice Vs. Microsoft Office: It's A Format War
  • 10 Emerging Technologies You Should Be Paying More Attention To (Slideshow)

The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.
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10 Feb 2017 Friday Spotlight: DevOps and the Cloud [60519]
By Tony Kay, February 10th, 2017

Tony writes, "One of the biggest and most exciting trends we've been seeing amongst customers, and the industry as a whole, is the parallel rise of DevOps and Microservices for cloud development. Linux, virtualization and of course Docker have become the key foundational elements for these next generation Cloud Native application architectures, whether deployed on-premise or in the public cloud.

We've had some exciting announcements here too in the Virtualization and Linux teams with more to come. Most recently we've just launched the Oracle Container Registry where you can pull many of Oracle's software platforms including MySQL, Oracle Database 12c, Oracle WebLogic and of course Oracle Linux itself..."
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