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OpenIndiana -- the 'free' Solaris

OpenIndiana — a Free Fork of Solaris

OpenIndiana comprises the Illumos core, taken from OpenSolaris, with a set of GNU user-land tools. OpenIndiana can even be called an analogue to GNU/Linux, but instead of a monolithic Linux kernel, it uses…

Linux Virtualisation Roundup

VMWare Player, VirtualBox, KVM: Finding Virtualisation Software that Fits

This article is intended to guide users in choosing the best virtualisation solution for themselves. According to Wikipedia: “Virtualisation, in computing, is the creation of a virtual (rather than actual) version of something,…

Debugging introduces bug(s)?

Joy of Programming: How Debugging Can Result in Bugs!

We typically debug code to find and fix bugs. However, debugging itself can cause bugs. This is an interesting phenomenon that we cover in this month’s column. Consider the following simple Java example,…

Designing a DB

A Simple Guide to Database Design in MySQL

As the title says, this is an introduction to databases, their purpose and features. It deals with how to design and create a simple database in MySQL. Starting off with the concepts of…

Steve Shine, EVP, worldwide operations, Ingres Corporation

Ingres’ Steve Shine on the Database Company’s Business Model and Plans

Steve Shine, EVP, worldwide operations, Ingres Corporation, was in Delhi as part of his three-city tour of India. When we met with him, he was not only gung-ho about the prospects of open…

Oracle’s Gravity Pulls in Sun

This Oracle-Sun deal is like a galactic collision that promises to shake up the global tech industry.

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