Can software code, and application programming interfaces in particular, be copyrighted? That is the question.
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Back in September, IBM and SUSE announced a partnership making SUSE Enterprise Linux available on IBM's Power8 based systems. Now it's Red Hat's turn. Is it time to consider a new platform?
The Australian Taxation Office has 60 new staff members on board to look into tax avoidance and profit hiding conducted by a number of multinational companies, including Apple, Google, Facebook, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Adobe.
A petition filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of 77 computing luminaries has called on the US Supreme Court to overturn a decision that ruled Oracle could copyright parts of the Java API.
Oracle has a large number of fixes lined up for Tuesday, including 25 for Java SE, while Microsoft and Adobe have patches due then too.
An unlikely partnership will soon bring Oracle's Red Hat-based Linux distribution to Ubuntu's cloud.
IBM rolls out Power Systems Linux support and training across its customer-facing technology centers.
UPDATED. Reports indicate that users in Russia who attempt to download and install Java are being told that a government embargo forbids it.
Oracle has released its clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Today's quarterly update affects over 100 versions of 44 products including the Oracle database, Java and PeopleSoft Enterprise.
A statement by an Oracle executive affirms that Java 7 and updates to it should continue to work on Windows XP. Java 8 is a different story.
UPDATED. The regularly scheduled quarterly security updates for Java on July 15 will not include updates for Windows XP, which is now formally unsupported by Oracle.
IBM said the feature is unique to Trusteer, its endpoint protection software that guards against advanced malware attacks.
What are we to make of Oracle announcing support for an open stack of cloud foundation software for its distribution of Linux and Xen? Are we seeing a culture clash?
Latest court ruling states Oracle can be granted copyright protection for its Java APIs, opening up a legal precedent that could affect the thousands of APIs out there.
UPDATED: A U.S. appeals court said Oracle can be granted copyright protection in parts of Java in a battle with Google over Android's inclusion of the code.
In a massive critical patch update, Oracle has fixed 104 security flaws within its products. Unsurprisingly, Java is at the top of the list.
For those times when you absolutely must still run Windows XP, one safer way of doing it is to run XP in a virtual machine using the Oracle VirtualBox hypervisor on Linux Mint.
Here's a step-by-step guide to get Windows XP running on an Oracle VirtualBox-based virtual machine on Linux Mint
KVM, Linux's built-in hypervisor for the x86 chip family will be available at the end of this quarter for IBM's Power chip family.
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