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23 Sep 2013 Java Platform Advancements and Java Momentum [32996]
From JavaOne 2013 Strategy Keynote

During the JavaOne San Francisco 2013 strategy keynote, the Oracle Java Development team leaders outlined plans for the future of the Java platform and showcased the latest Java technology innovations, including the release of Project Avatar as open source technology.

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  • Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME) and Java Embedded Technologies
  • Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE)
  • Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE)

Java Facts and Figures

  • 97% of enterprise desktops run Java
  • 9 million developers worldwide
  • #1 programming language (TIOBE Programming Community Index)
  • More than 3 billion devices are powered by Java technology
  • 80% of mobile developers target the Java platform
  • More than 125 million Java-based media devices have been deployed.
  • Over 10 billion Java Cards have been shipped since its introduction
  • There are already more than 168,000 subscribers to Java Magazine.

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20 Jun 2013 Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2.14 [31493]
maintenance release

VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2. See "About VirtualBox" for an introduction.

Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4 and 2.6), Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and OpenBSD.

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22 Dec 2012 Re-sizing Your VirtualBox Virtual Disk [28993]
Two Simple, "Easy" Steps, Says Fat Bloke

Here's a couple of steps that allow users running inside VirtualBox to resize the virtual disk and provide a larger disk for guest uses. Fat Bloke provides the procedure and illustrates it with screen shots. He characterizes the steps as very easy to accomplish and provides steps tailored to Linux guests, as well as Windows 7 and 8 guests and Windows XP.
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19 Nov 2012 Businesses Not Enthusiastic about Adopting Windows 8 [28616]
ESJ Nov. 16th, 2012

"Forrester Research says businesses might not be as enthusiastic about adopting Windows 8 that they have been about earlier the previous version of the operating system.

The warning signs come from a comparison of two surveys that measured responses of North American and IT hardware decision-makers. Those Forrester surveys were conducted near the time of the Windows 7 launch in 2009 and the Windows 8 launch in 2012.

Almost half (49%) of respondents told the researchers that they expected to move to Windows 7 (though at the time they had no specific plans to do so) in the first survey, a figure that drops to just 24% in the 2012 survey about Windows 8..."
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17 Sep 2012 Hard Disk Drives Vs. Solid-State Drives: Are SSDs Finally Worth The Money? [27765]
ComputerWorld September 17, 2012

"A lot has changed in three years. For one, laptops are quickly being eclipsed by tablets, which have NAND flash memory embedded on their motherboards. In addition, operating systems like Windows 7 have been optimized to take advantage of SSD I/O performance.

SSDs today are far more reliable, have greater endurance and perform better (in some cases, two to three times better) than in 2009. There are also new SSD categories ..."
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