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July 15, 2013
by sjvn01
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Oracle to halt development of Sun virtualization technologies

Oracle has decided to stop development on its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Sun Ray Software and Hardware, and Oracle Virtual Desktop Client product lines. Some Oracle partners, which received the news over the weekend, are not happy with this change. … Continue reading

September 8, 2011
by sjvn01
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A Google Android and Java history lesson

Recently, some people were shocked-shocked I tell you-to discover that Google had looked at Java to help create Android’s Dalvik and that Google kept its Android source code to itself and its closest partners until the final product was released … Continue reading

July 25, 2011
by sjvn01
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Sun CEO explicitly endorsed Java’s use in Android: What do you say now Oracle?

If you believe Oracle’s patent lawsuits against Google for its use of Java in Android, Google has stolen not just patented ideas but directly copied Java code. In short, Google is a red-handed thief and should pay Oracle over a … Continue reading

December 27, 2010
by sjvn01
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2010’s Top Five Linux and Open-Source Stories

Sure, unlike me, you’re probably not reading this on a Linux desktop–Mint 10 for those who care about such things–but do you use Google, Facebook or Twitter? If so, you’re using Linux. That Android phone in your pocket? Linux. DVRs, … Continue reading