As part of its first ever MySQL Connect, Oracle this weekend debuted the first release candidate of MySQL 5.6.
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As it prepares to release its Windows-enhanced MySQL 5.6 database, Oracle announced late last week a number of downloadable migration tools to ease the process of converting from Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL, including data conversion, Excel and Windows installer tools.
Let the games begin. Tuesday, the Apache Software Foundation announced the first official release of Apache OpenOffice, version 3.4, since Oracle donated it to the ASF in mid 2011.
Oracle today released its Enterprise Kernel Release 2 for Oracle Linux that features support for the mainline Linux 3 and btrfs and reportedly offers fastest performance on Intel systems. Linux Containers and DTrace are also offered as technology previews but not commercially supported
Oracle's ill-advised patent infringement case against Google will backfire, and hurt its prospects in the growing open source business market.That, according to Ubuntu creator and Linux giant Mark Shuttleworth, is the natural outcome of Oracle's case against the Linux-based Android operating system.
The European Union is justifiably investigating whether Oracle's proposed purchase of Sun -- and its subsidiary MySQL -- will lead to reduced competition and higher prices in the database market.Of course it will, and that's part of the reason European regulators are taking a hard look at it.
Oracle's planned acquisition of Sun not only makes it a hardware giant but also a huge open source player, Ubuntu's founder said.On Monday, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu Linux, said the deal makes Oracle one of the largest if not the largest open source software player.
The flurry of recent Linux PC announcements illustrates renewed hope that the open source desktop has a better shot in this economic climate.Sun is hoping its own open source Unix desktop has better prospects, too.
One Oracle exec said there should be only one Linux distribution -- Red Hat -- and claimed there will be no fragmentation of that code base.In an interview with the Linux Foundation recently, Oracle’s chief corporate architect said Oracle Unbreakable Linux is not a product but a support program and he believes that there ought to be only one Linux distribution -- his rival's code base.
Oracle is integrating virtualization management into its grid control product, the company's chief corporate architect said.Oracle VM, a server virtualization product based on the Xen open source virtualization hypervisor, made its debut last November.