Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Aug 2010 23:22 UTC, submitted by historyb
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The OpenSolaris governing board fell on its collective sword Monday and resigned en masse after Oracle continued to ignore its ultimatum to appoint a liaison guy to work with it on the future of the open source project. The move was anticlimactic to say the least. Oracle last week leaked an internal e-mail into the wild effectively saying OpenSolaris is dead. The news of the mass resignation, coupled with Oracle suing Google claiming Android infringes on its Java patents, had Adobe's director of open source and standards David McAllister casting Oracle as the New Microsoft and saying "the axis of evil has shifted south about 850 miles or so".
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RE[2]: That's a shame
by marcp on Fri 27th Aug 2010 20:46 UTC in reply to "RE: That's a shame"
marcp
Member since:
2007-11-23

Nature hates vacuum.


Oh really? So how come we have plenty of it in the universe? ;) I dislike anthropocentric view of the world, but that's slightly offtopic.

I'm also worried about OpenOffice, we don't have an alternative fork at the moment [GoOo is bunch of the patches].

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RE[3]: That's a shame
by Lazarus on Fri 27th Aug 2010 21:45 in reply to "RE[2]: That's a shame"
Lazarus Member since:
2005-08-10

"Nature hates vacuum.


Oh really? So how come we have plenty of it in the universe? ;) I dislike anthropocentric view of the world, but that's slightly offtopic.

I'm also worried about OpenOffice, we don't have an alternative fork at the moment [GoOo is bunch of the patches].
"

Serious question: is KOffice really so bad that it can't be considered a viable alternative to OpenOffice?

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RE[4]: That's a shame
by Savior on Sat 28th Aug 2010 11:48 in reply to "RE[3]: That's a shame"
Savior Member since:
2006-09-02

Serious question: is KOffice really so bad that it can't be considered a viable alternative to OpenOffice?


Yes.

As for the article: no surprise here. I don't think that anyone in their right mind liked the idea of Oracle buying Sun; I certainly didn't. The "AoE" hasn't shifted one bit; it always included Oracle.

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RE[4]: That's a shame
by BluenoseJake on Sat 28th Aug 2010 12:28 in reply to "RE[3]: That's a shame"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

It's a good office suite, but it is not as Office compatible as OpenOffice. Works good though.

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RE[4]: That's a shame
by snadrus on Mon 30th Aug 2010 17:50 in reply to "RE[3]: That's a shame"
snadrus Member since:
2010-05-04

Ubuntu's OpenOffice includes go-oo's patches. IBM relies on ODF and has Symphony support (OpenOffice with Eclipse UI).

For virtualization (in Linux), KVM is okay, Bochs is for cross-CPU emulation, open-VZ is nice when you just want Linux sandboxing. They will all be wrapped by virt-manager someday.

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RE[3]: That's a shame
by BluenoseJake on Sat 28th Aug 2010 12:27 in reply to "RE[2]: That's a shame"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Virtual particles are being created spontaneously, out of the energy of space itself. Space also contains, hydrogen, helium, hydrocarbons and other molecules.

Even in space, it's not a true vacuum.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_particle

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