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30 Jan 2016 Best Lightweight Linux Distros of 2016 [49348]
TechWorm, January 30th, 2016

"Here are the five best lightweight Linux distros of 2016

Linux was developed by Linus Torvalds at the University of Helsinki in Finland. It was inspired by Minix, a small Unix System and was introduced in October 1991.

The first official version was Linux 0.02. In 2001, 2.4 version was released. It is developed under GNU license, which allows the source code of Linux to be distributed freely. Linux is used for networking, software development and web hosting..."
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28 Jan 2016 The UNIX-Based Cloud [49437]
Dr Cloud's Flying Software Circus

"Oracle Solaris continues to evolve as the foundation for critical private cloud implementations. As the premier UNIX in the IT industry, certified against the OpenGroup's exacting standards for enterprise-level operating systems, Solaris 11 enables Oracle customers and partners to provide the elasticity, security, scalability, and stability required for today's demanding Cloud Computing requirements.

As Chris Riggin, Enterprise Architect at Verizon, said at last Fall's Oracle OpenWorld, the cloud services enabled by Solaris provide the massive scaling for Verizon's 135 million customers and 180,000 employees needed to speed service delivery and to maintain Verizon's competitive edge..."
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26 Jan 2016 Preparing for the Upcoming Removal of UCB Utilities from the Next Version of Solaris [49431]
By Eric Reid

Eric Reid blogs, "For those of you who are holding on to the /usr/ucb commands as a last vestige of Solaris's origins in the UC Berkeley UNIX distribution, it's time to act. The long-anticipated demise of the /usr/ucb and /usr/ucblib directories is planned for the next major version of Solaris. If you are building software that uses these components, now's the time to switch to alternatives. Shell scripts are often used during software installation and configuration, so dependency on /usr/ucb commands could stop your app from installing properly..."
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20 Jan 2016 Oracle, UNIX and Innovation [49289]
By Darrin Johnson

"Oracle was born from the idea of having a database with single source base (in C) that could be used on multiple operating systems. With this philosophy, they brought the Oracle Database to UNIX in 1983 with Bell Laboratories' UNIX.

During the same period of time, enterprises wanted to standardize interfaces to not require re-implementation of software for different platforms, and UNIX was chosen as the base for the standard system interfaces..."
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07 Dec 2015 The 20th Anniversary of the UNIX Standard and Certification [48337]
The Open Group

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