[ATTACH=RIGHT]21852[/ATTACH]The Sun is the biggest selling newspaper in the UK, and famous for some truly scything political headlines over the years. Today the Rupert Murdoch owned red top tabloid finds itself on the wrong side of the headline writing tracks after it admitted that reader data may be at risk following a security breach. According to [URL="http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/aug/02/sun-website-users-personal-details-hacked"]The Guardian[/URL], News International has sent emails to "thousands of people to warn them" that their personal details may have been compromised if they entered competitions and polls on the official Sun newspaper website. The director of customer data for News International, Chris Duncan, …

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I keep on seeing Oracle as I delve into the world of IT. And apparently, by the looks, they no own Sun MicroSystems - IS that correct/true. So what do they do, there history, everything please. Thankyou very much fro your help.

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The topic of certification surfaces every so often in technical circles--especially when job seekers face tough job competition. The value of such certifications comes into question versus that of years of experience. For experienced technicians and engineers, the opinion is that experience is the most important for landing a job. In the minds of newbies and wannabes, certifications rule. Certifying authorities and vendors, of course, want you to spend the money obtaining the certifications and are ready to cite instances where certification is required for employment. I, myself, was caught up in the certification frenzy back in the early 90s …

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It's true. [URL="http://www.oracle.com"]Oracle[/URL] is now, with its acquisition of Sun Microsystems, the world's largest purveyor of open source software. Does that surprise you? It did me too, until I started digging and realized that Oracle has a history of supporting free and open source software. Their support didn't start with their purchase of InnoDB, MySQL or Sun. It goes back into ancient times--Internetly speaking, of course. And, yes, I know that I've taken my share of shots at Oracle and the wonderful Larry Ellison but I also have to own up to the fact that they are good open source …

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Knowing to be one of the most advanced Technology Provider across the Globe, The umbrella of Oracle has made space for JD Edwards, Sun, PeopleSoft, Siebel and many more technologies. You wanting to reach out to the technology users out in the market place does not necessarily require confinement towards a particular technology provider. Once you have made up your mind to acquire your marketing asset, the Oracle Lists, it is rest assured that you will also find the contact details and demographic details of technology users from the above mentioned providers too. Thus, extending your marketing horizons to double …

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Ok I have been looking for this for a while it is the ultimate list of repositories for the Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake distro. It will give you so many program choices you wont know what to do. simply goto your terminal and type sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list (I chose gedit for this because im assuming it is the easiest for people try kate for kde, also nano,vi, and emacs should work) and then add this to the file # Treviño’s Ubuntu Dapper Sources list # http://italy.copybase.ch/blog/?page_id=13 # # Based on source-o-matic (http://www.ubuntulinux.nl/source-o-matic) list # Added extra repository # # If …

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) is investigating [URL="http://www.ibm.com"]IBM[/URL]'s computer market conduct and, depending on the outcome, it might just affect your beloved [URL="http://www.apple.com"]Apple[/URL] computers. As everyone knows, IBM is the major player in the mainframe computer market but now their business practice of not licensing other hardware makers to run their software is causing issue. The following excerpt is from an [URL="http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Justice-Dept-probing-IBMs-apf-3247734019.html?x=0"]article[/URL] by Associated Press writer, Jordan Robertson: [QUOTE]The accusations stem from claims by IBM rivals that they've been illegally frozen out of the mainframe market because of IBM's refusal to allow its mainframe operating software to run on non-IBM …

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I've been in discussions with a group of other writers, Linux distribution watchers, Linux community leaders and developers in the past few days concerning Linux commercial vs. Linux community versions and some of us came to the conclusion that [URL="http://www.fedoraproject.org"]Fedora[/URL]'s relevance has waned. In fact, it might be time to scrap it completely. Or maybe it's time for [URL="http://www.redhat.com"]Red Hat[/URL] to step up and support it formally and unconditionally. Fedora is the only major community Linux edition that has no commercial support option from its commercial benefactor. Even OpenSolaris has commercial support from [URL="http://www.sun.com"]Sun[/URL]. This brings me to the question, …

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Will the tech sector lead an economic turnaround? Forbes.com thinks so. This week, Peter C. Beller writes that Monday’s IBM revenues numbers and the fallout from the proposed Oracle and Sun Microsystems could lay the groundwork for an economic rebound. I’ll get to the IBM numbers in a moment, but Beller thinks that, even though IBM’s numbers clocked in lower than analysts had expected, they show enough to indicate that technology spending may just soon be on the upswing. “Those sentiments support claims from other tech companies that a turnaround, for technology spending at least, could be on the way,” …

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As you probably have heard, Oracle bought Sun for $7.4 billion today. I'm no Larry Ellison fan, because frankly, I think he's a few cards short of a full deck but I think in the long run, this is good for Sun. Not all of Sun but a lot of it. And Linux will get a boost out of it as the operating system of choice. My Sun Predictions/Hopes: [B]1. MySQL and InnoDB Reunite[/B] - Ah, it's good to have these two back together again. Oracle bought InnoDB in 2005--much to my surprise and disappointment--but now with Oracle's purchase of …

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It's probably a little early to be looking for implications of Oracle buying Sun (no, it's official, here's the [URL="http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/018363"]press release[/URL]). They've only just confirmed it's happening, and as one of the journalists who covered Novell buying Lotus many years ago I can confirm things aren't done until they're done, frankly. A few things spring to mind, though. First there will be much talk of useful synergies between the two. Second, there will be a strong company coming out of this. That aside, however, there will be more. First it's almost certainly going to be seen as a blow to …

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It didn’t take long for CA to pay the price for the lower earnings outlook that popped up among Wall Street analysts last week. The stock fell 3% today after Jefferies analyst Katherine Egbert downgraded CA to “hold” from “buy”, and lowered her target price for the computer giant’s stock to $18 from $20. Egbert was particularly down on the company’s financial picture, saying she anticipated lower earnings and revenue for the 4th quarter. You can’t blame her. CA hasn’t been projecting a rosy image of late. Last week CA’s CEO came out and said that it would eliminate approximately …

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Everyone from techie bloggers to technical journalists to stay-at-home moms are talking about today's big news: [URL="http://www.ibm.com"]IBM[/URL] is trying to buy [URL="http://www.sun.com"]Sun Microsystems[/URL]. Big deal. What's in it for Linux? As a matter of fact, it is a big deal. And an even bigger deal for Linux. Sun owns MySQL, Java, Glassfish, VirtualBox and the Solaris Operating System. It also has its own proprietary hardware known as Sparc but is it a good buy for IBM? On the 'no' side of things, Sun is sinking in the West with no foreseeable chance of rising again in the East. Solaris and …

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Is it good news from Sun Microsystems, if you are in the market for a generic communication protocol between a key manager and an encrypting device? Sun has announced what it claims to be the [URL="http://opensolaris.org/os/project/kmsagenttoolkit/"]release[/URL] of the first such protocol into an open source community as part of the Open Storage initiative. Promising choice and value, the protocol is being implemented as a complete toolkit downloadable from the OpenSolaris website. Sun hopes that by releasing the protocol as open source it is another giant leap towards unifying the technology, and it promises to continue working with partners in the …

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With much fanfare Sun announced its new JavaFX platform yesterday, but curiously [URL="http://channelsun.sun.com/video/javafx -- do more!/3856260001"]in a video introducing the platform[/URL], Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz, made the browser the enemy of content owners, and set up JavaFX as the platform to give developers and content owners direct access to users. I'm not sure I agree with his basic premise. [B]What's So Bad About a Browser?[/B] In his presentation, Schwartz said that the browser developers themselves have become competitors with the web developers and content owners, competing for revenue and attention. "It's been our experience in talking to content owners and …

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It was the belle of the ball stumbling as she made her grand entrance. Sun Microsystems on Tuesday, hoping to make a big splash at JavaOne with the launch of its shiny new platform for rich internet application development, saw demos of [URL= http://www.sun.com/software/javafx/index.jsp ]JavaFX [/URL]repeatedly crash. Like blaming it on the red carpet, Sun’s senior VP of software Rich Green said it was “the size of the pipes in the Moscone Center” that were the culprits of the embarrassing brain-freeze. He was trying to drag a JavaFX app from a browser to the desktop; a pretty neat trick, when …

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Sun Microsystems on Monday was giving away packaged copies of [OpenSolaris](http://opensolaris.org/index.html) in an effort to seed the development community with a Linux alternative and boost the number of available applications for the platform. The news came at [CommunityOne](http://developers.sun.com/events/communityone/), Sun’s free developer conference collocated with JavaOne this week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. “Sun's goal is to get the technology into as many developer hands as possible,” said [Ian Murdock](http://ianmurdock.com/about/), head of Sun’s operating system platform strategy in his keynote speech at the conference. Murdock—founder of Debian Linux and former CTO of the Linux Foundation—was hired by Sun last …

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According to a story running in [URL="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04/24/sun_buys_montalvo/"]The Register[/URL] Sun Microsystems is said to have paid "a bit north of $5m" for the technology assets of Montalvo Systems, a chip start-up outfit which is best known for its work on a low-power x86 processor. The Register says it has seen a notice supporting the purchase which will become a part of the Sun business unit, although it also suggests that any interest in the x86 IP is nothing more than a red herring and the real interest lies in asymmetrical core design. This is an area where Montalvo has plenty of …

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[URL="http://www.ibm.com"]IBM[/URL] has announced that it is joining the [URL="http://www.openoffice.org/"]OpenOffice.org[/URL] development community, with an initial involvement concerning code contributions it has been developing as part of its Lotus Notes product. The code includes accessibility enhancements, and IBM is expected to make ongoing contributions to the feature richness and code quality of OpenOffice.org. As an aside, IBM has also declared that it will leverage OpenOffice.org technology in its own product line. Since the project's creation by [URL="http://www.sun.com"]Sun Microsystems[/URL] in 2000, nearly 100 million have downloaded the product; and thousands contribute to it. As an international team of volunteer and sponsored contributors, the …

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Hot on the heels of JavaFX, taking on the likes of Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe Flash, Sun looks set to formally unveil its plans for Project Indiana this week and attack the Linux developer heartlands. Solaris has long been known as the really secure Unix variant that sucks when it comes to user friendliness. Linux itself has long since got over the problems of difficult installation routines, you only have to look in the direction of Ubuntu on the desktop for proof of that. Sun has been unable, or perhaps unwilling, to address the user experience issue up until now. …

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Many people complain that Java is far too slow to use in most applications that are traditionally written with C/C++. Well, this is probably never going to change unless Java allows itself to be completely compiled instead of bytecode, but IBM is trying to make the state that Java's in better. Now, [URL="https://www14.software.ibm.com/iwm/web/cc/earlyprograms/ibm/java6/?ca=dgr-lnxw01IBM-SDK-Java-v6"]IBM has released a Java 6 SDK[/URL] that has increased performance over Sun's Java SDK. It's amazing what open source can work. Although the idea of it making money seems ridiculous, just look at some of the more-successful applications created with this. Mozilla Firefox for example, has brought …

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OK, I know that Sun Microsystems has already open-sourced the Java EE5 application server code under the auspices of its [URL="https://glassfish.dev.java.net/"]GlassFish [/URL]project, but the breaking news is that the full Java source code is to follow next. Sun has announced that the Java code will be covered by the General Public License 2 (GPLv2) which is great news for all you Linux developers out there who have been less than inspired by the Sun ‘Community Development and Distribution License.’ Even more so, I suspect, because I am led to believe that Sun is to use the classpath exception license addition …

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For those who may not have heard, former network leader Novell (who owns SuSE Linux) made a deal with Microsoft exchanging some intellectual property rights. Those in the business-end of IT know that Microsoft is busy applying for thousands of patents concerning Intellectual Property -- have a look at Network Computing and Information Week for all the good details. From Groklaw: Under the Patent Cooperation Agreement, Microsoft commits to a covenant not to assert its patents against Novell's end-user customers for their use of Novell products and services for which Novell receives revenue directly or indirectly from such customers, with …

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What Caused Microsoft to Create DirectX10? It all started with the Windows Error Reporting Tool. Microsoft was collecting hundreds of Bugs per day only for its Operating System. Microsft Found out that 70% of all errors and bad user Experience in Windows XP comes from Graphic Display drivers. First, Microsft saw that most of the Drivers used are not certified (WHQL). Secondly, Microsoft also saw that due to the fact that the Graphic Driver runs in Kernel Mode, if it crashes, it brings the entire Operating System Down. So Microsoft said: “Heck! If we solve the only problem that is …

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Intel officially announced the introduction of 10 Core 2 Duo and Core Extreme microprocessors for desktops, workstations and notebooks. Intel said it has over 550 customer system designs underway, with the CPUs built on 65 nanometre technology. Machines using the desktop chips will be available in early August, while notebooks will become available at the end of that month. Five of the family are aimed for desktops, five for notebook and mobile users. The products were formally codenamed "Cointreau" and "Merom". The chips support 64-32 instructions, so called smart cache which shares L2 cache, wide dynamic execution, and instructions that …

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After months of possible merger information it finally happens and I am surprised at the amount of money that AMD had to spend on this. This is a huge step for both companies. Currently Intel is the lead manufacturer of microprocessors, semiconductors, and graphics chips with AMD being the second for microprocessors and Nvidia and Ati battling it out for second in the graphics chips. Now of course Intel graphics chips are like integrated graphics obviously if you need a high end graphics card you would go with a Nvidia, Ati, or some of the other card manufacturers. The only …

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The world of malware could be turned upon its head if the Blue Pill virtualization based rootkit due to be demonstrated at the [URL="http://syscan.org"]SyScan 06[/URL] Conference, Singapore, in a couple of weeks proves as undetectable as the security researcher who has created it claims. [URL="http://invisiblethings.org/"]Joanna Rutkowska[/URL] is a stealth malware researcher with a Singapore based IT security business, and specializes in rootkit technology. Using AMD's SVM/Pacifica virtualization technology, she has created a working prototype that not only takes complete control of the underlying operating system but also remains 100% undetectable while doing so. The demonstration will be on the Vista …

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I was recently working on a personal project to setup a PVR system for my living room. The first part of this project was relatively easy; I just bought another dell computer. The next step was a little bit complicated, see, personally I would typically like to use an OS that has a portage type system (Gentoo, FreeBSD, etc.), but I felt that I needed a little work on my [url="http://www.rpm.org/"]RedHat Package Management[/url] skills. This required that I use RedHat Enterprise 3 or 4, since the [url="http://fedora.redhat.com/"]Fedora[/url] code uses [url="http://linux.duke.edu/projects/yum/"]Yum[/url] (which I ended up installing anyway). When I first installed …

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The End.