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20 Oct 2015 Fujitsu puts SPARC M10 servers in the cloud for big retailers [46858]
PC World, October 20th, 2015

While most of the public cloud runs on low-cost x86 hardware, it's not the only game in town. Rackspace is building a service using a new server based on IBM's Power processor, and now Fujitsu is making moves with its SPARC-based M10 Unix systems.

Fujitsu launched a managed cloud service in North America that's aimed at retailers like Safeway and Costco and brands like Nike and Banana Republic. It's designed to let them test and deploy new commerce applications quickly without having to build new infrastructure in house. The service is based on the Oracle Commerce Platform and uses software from Grid Dynamics to manage and monitor the cloud environment...
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30 Sep 2015 Red Hat CEO: How I discovered Linux's true power [46279], September 30th, 2015

Jim Whitehurst writes in, "My Linux story begins like that of so many others - with an old computer and a desire to tinker.

It was the late 1990s when I read an article about a UNIX-like operating system, 'Linux,' I could download and install for free. When I was a computer science major in college, my classmates and I regularly used Solaris to learn computing with UNIX. But we never had complete control over that technology. I remember we couldn't explore it the way we would have liked..."
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16 Aug 2015 Oracle Solaris 11 and Secure, Efficient Customer Multitenancy [45077]
Cindy Swearingen talks with Thorsten Muhlmann

Cindy Swearingen talks with Thorsten Muhlmann, Lead Unix Systems Architect at ivv GmbH, about how his company deploys highly efficient multitenant environments to host innovative applications for their external customers, using Zones and Oracle VM for SPARC, secured with Oracle Solaris technologies such as Immutable Zones and built-in compliance checking.
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15 Jul 2015 Oracle's critical security update: 193 problems fixed in latest patch [44406]
ZDNet, July 15th, 2015

"Oracle's July critical patch update includes security updates and patches for 193 vulnerabilities including remote exploits and authentication issues.

The California-based company's July 2015 Critical Patch Update includes 193 fixes, 44 of which are for third-party components included Oracle product such as Qemu and Glibc.

In total, 10 fixes have been issued for Oracle Database, and two of the vulnerabilities fixed allow for remote exploitation without authentication. The vulnerability, CVE-2015-2629, has been given a CVSS Base Score of 9.0 for the Windows platform and 7.5 for Linux and Unix platforms..."
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02 Jul 2015 Get Concurrent With The Go Language [43934]
InfoWorld, July 2nd, 2015

"What happens when the people behind one of the most influential operating systems of the last 50 years or so decide they don't like what's happened to the language they wrote their OS in?

It turns out they decide to rebuild it their own way. That's what happened when Unix creators Rob Pike and Ken Thompson (who wrote the original B language that formed the foundation of the entire family of C-derived languages we use) felt it was time to develop a new systems-level programming language, with a focus on speeding up software development..."
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