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VirtualBox 6.1 Debuts with Linux 5.4 Support, Accelerated Video Playback + More

VirtualBox 5.4 is out and available to download. New features added to the virtualisation software include accelerated video playback on Linux hosts.

12 December 2019
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Oracle Built a Raspberry Pi Super Computer That Looks like a TARDIS

How many Raspberry Pi's does it take to build a super computer? 1060, according to Oracle, who built one to demo at Oracle OpenWorld 2019.

17 September 2019
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Canonical Reverse Java Uninstall Decision

Canonical have reversed their decision to remove Java from Ubuntu users' machines. Oracle, the owners of Sun Java, retired the 'distributor license' that allows operating system vendors to provide the package to users in August of last year. This change in terms forced Ubuntu's security board to announce that it would be removing Sun JDK package from its 'Partner' repository, and 'upgrading' the official Java release on Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04 with an 'empty' package, thus disabling it. as a 'security measure'.

19 January 2012
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Sun Still Shines for Java Users on Ubuntu [Updated]

The news that Sun Java 6 will be removed from Ubuntu caused some users to panic. But as great a move as this turned out to be for open-source, OpenJDK is by no means perfect. Many applications, particularly those used in enterprise, don't play nicely with it, or refuse to run at all. Thankfully there is a solution.

12 January 2012
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Java To Be Removed from Ubuntu, Uninstalled from User Machines

Oracle's Sun Java JDK packages are to be removed from the Ubuntu partner repositories and disabled on users systems. Oracle, in retiring the 'Operating System Distributor License for Java', means Canonical no longer have permission to distribute the package. The change will affect Ubuntu 10.04 LTs, Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 users only.

18 December 2011
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Document Foundation 1, Oracle 0: OpenOffice discarded, left to the community

Oracle, the "owners" of OpenOffice, have announced the discontinuation of commercial development on the popular office suite. OpenOffice will be continued as a community project. The question is: does anyone still care?

19 April 2011
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LibreOffice – Google, Novell sponsored OpenOffice fork launched

The OpenOffice development community have today announced the launch of a new foundation - The Document Foundation - that will oversee, guide and develop a new fork of OpenOffice named 'LibreOffice'.

28 September 2010