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July 10, 2013
by sjvn01
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Red Hat will switch from Oracle MySQL to MariaDB, reports

Is Red Hat switching from Oracle‘s MySQL to MariaDB for its default database management system (DBMS) in its next major operating system Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)? Officially, Red Hat hasn’t decided to switch to MariaDB. Unofficially, it appears to … Continue reading

June 17, 2013
by sjvn01
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 software stack still under wraps

The story sounded plausible. Red Hat was said to have announced that the next version of its flagship operating system Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 would ship with the MariaDB database management system (DBMS) installed by default, instead of Oracle’s MySQL. … Continue reading

March 7, 2013
by sjvn01
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Pwn2Own: Down go all the browsers

In the eternal war between crackers and security professionals, the hackers have won the latest battle. At the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver, Canada, the HP Zero Day Initiative’s (ZDI) annual Pwn2Own competition has ended its first day of competition and … Continue reading

January 24, 2013
by sjvn01
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OpenSUSE also considers switching from MySQL to MariaDB

MySQL may still be the “most popular open-source database” for now, but its day may be ending. Just like Fedora, which is considering switching out MySQL for the MySQL fork MariaDB, openSUSE is also considering making MariaDB its default database … Continue reading

January 22, 2013
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Fedora Linux considering switching out MySQL for MariaDB

MariaDB, the open-source database management system (DBMS) and MySQL fork, may soon be replacing MySQL in the Fedora Linux distribution. Since Fedora is also the testbed for Red Hat‘s market-leading Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), this move may lead to … Continue reading