Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Oct 2010 21:56 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Features, Office "A group of key OpenOffice.org contributors and community members recently decided to fork the project and establish The Document Foundation in order to drive forward community-driven development of the open source office suite. Oracle has responded to the move by asking several members of TDF to step down from their positions as representatives on the OOo community council."
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But what of Virtualbox?
by woegjiub on Tue 19th Oct 2010 02:47 UTC
woegjiub
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2008-11-25

Virtualbox is the last remaining Oracle product that I care about, with there being opensolaris, LibreOffice, openJDK, postgreSQL etc.

I hope that Oracle do not do something stupid to kill it, and that if they do, the open source version becomes forked, and attains the features of the freeware version :/

It is quite simply the best emulation software, IMO.

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RE: But what of Virtualbox?
by vodoomoth on Tue 19th Oct 2010 10:57 in reply to "But what of Virtualbox?"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

It is quite simply the best emulation software, IMO.

I'm not sure virtualization is emulation. Especially because the guest OS can "see" the processor and some hardware directly. Should VirtualBox be in the same yard as MAME?

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RE: But what of Virtualbox?
by ebasconp on Tue 19th Oct 2010 18:19 in reply to "But what of Virtualbox?"
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2006-05-09

It is not actually the last remaining:

NetBeans, GlashFish, Kenai, JavaFX are still in Oracle's hands.

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