Posts Tagged ‘sun’

VirtualBox 3.2 Beta Supports Mac OS X Guests

Interestingly one of the new features in Sun Oracle’s VirtualBox 3.2 Beta is: Experimental support for Mac OS X guests I’m curious how they implemented that so that they steer clear of Apple’s legal team. I’m also curious how that runs. I may need to give that a try.

MySQL Staying Open

Sun was initially thinking of a commercial fork for MySQL with some enhanced things like encryption and compression backup for commercial users. Obviously this created some outcry. It appears they’ve now reconsidered and those features will be open source. To quote Kaj Arnö: …expect Sun/MySQL to continue experimenting with the business model, and with what’s […]

New Java Plugin

There are a few goodies in the new java plugin that will be available for Firefox 3.0 and later that I’m really glad to see: Improved reliability. The JVM running the applet is isolated from the web browser at the operating system level. If something should go wrong while running the applet, or if an […]

ZFS On Mac OS X

Anyone with an interest in file systems, data management, large scale storage, and security has been keeping an eye on Sun’s ZFS for a while now. Apple looks like it will ship the first consumer-targeted OS to feature workable ZFS support. It’s in Leopard, but read only. Apple has now released binaries and source. It’s […]

Google Badware Notification

Google has started providing notification before it lets you visit a search result known to contain badware. It’s done in partnership with StopBadware.org, who has a list of sponsors including: Google, Lenovo, and Sun Microsystems. So far the feature seems pretty good. I’m sure there will be a few C&D‘s trying to get this feature […]

Are you plugged in?

Well apparently Mozilla Foundation, Apple, Macromedia, Opera and Sun Microsystems are plugging in to new plugins. Great news. A step towards the next generation of plugins. As much as we hate them, they are a way of life on the web. Might as well make them good.

Sun to open-source Java

According to a ZDNet article Sun Microsystems will open source Java. Quite interesting. This could really change many things. From PDA applications, cell phones, to web applications. Only time will tell what happens. Will it happen soon? Or in a decade? What will the license be? And what will be the end result?