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08 Oct 2012 Bossie Awards 2012: The Best Open Source Networking and Security Software [27726]
A Large and Growing Range of Offerings

In its Best of Open Source Software (BOSSIE) 2010 awards, InfoWorld has recognized a number of tools for building a network, running a network, and ensuring that the network is secure. Nominees include:

  • DD, WRT, HTTPS, Everywhere, True Crypt, FreeOTFE, Eraser, Darik's Boot and Nuke, Vyatta, Open vSwitch, Elastix, Anti,Spam SMTP Proxy Server, iSpy, OpenNMS, Cacti, Wireshark, Snor, Sagan, Suricata, Snorby, Nmap, Metasploit, BackTrack, Burp Suite, dc3dd , Ophcrack, John the Ripper, GnuPG, FindBugs

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07 Sep 2011 Bossie Awards 2011: The Best Open Source Desktop and Mobile Software [24556]
Winnners Include VirtualBox VM

Here are the categories for which 2011 Bossie Award winners have been named:

  • Best Open Source Software
  • Best Open Source Desktop and Mobile Software
  • Best Open Source Application Development Software
  • Best Open Source Data Center and Cloud Software

VirtualBox won with this endorsement: "A free-to-use and open source virtualization solution for desktop environments, VirtualBox changed hands from Sun to Oracle when the latter bought the former. That hasn't changed the pace or tenor of its development, though, and the last few revisions -- including a major update to the left of the decimal point -- have continued to pile on reasons to ditch commercial alternatives. For anyone who even dabbles in virtualization, it's gone from useful to must-have."
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08 Jun 2011 Will Oracle Make a Move to Red Hat's KVM for Oracle VM? [24240]
Not Very Likely Says Wim Coekaerts

If you are waiting expectantly for Oracle to move Oracle VM from Xen to KVM (Red Hat's Kernel Based Virtual Machine,) Roddy Rodstein in his blog "Oracle VM: Xen today, KVM tomorrow?" suggests that you not hold your breath. After first providing an informative history on the development of both Xen and KVM, Rodstein then cites the expert opinion of Wim Coekaerts who blogs that Oracle has no really compelling reason to make the suggested shift to KVM. So take a breath.
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19 Oct 2010 Oracle Demonstrates Continued Support for OpenOffice.org [23595]
Participates in ODF Plugfest

Good news for the diehard fans of OpenOffice.org: Oracle will be in attendance at the ODF Plugfest in Brussels, October 14 and 15. With OpenOffice.org 3.3 now in Beta, Oracle has demonstrated its commitment to continuing support for the open source versions of its product line while fostering such contributions from the community as localization, quality assurance, porting, documentation and user experience. Oracle's investment in developing, testing, optimizing, and supporting its other open source technologies -- MySQL, GlassFish, Linux, PHP, Apache, Eclipse, Berkeley DB, NetBeans, VirtualBox, Xen, and InnoDB -- is further evidence that open source is alive and well within the Oracle camp.
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18 Aug 2010 Oracle VM 2.2.1 Takes Advantage of All 64 Cores of Sun Fire X4800 [23383]
Even Without Hyperthreading Enabled

When Oracle released its Sun Fire X4800 a few weeks ago, its documentation described the high-end x86 enterprise system as providing up to 8 sockets of Intel Xeon Processor 7500 series CPUs, huge memory, hot-plug PCI-Express gen 2 IO options, including access to up to 8 x 1GbE and 8 x 10GbE NICs and compute scalability up to 64 cores (128 threads with Intel Hyperthreading enabled). Now with Oracle VM, Wim Coekaerts reports full utilization of all 64 cores can be had even without hyperthreading enabled.
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