Paravirtualized Ubuntu shows early performance promise

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| Early testing has shown that Ubuntu, when run as a virtual guest taking
| advantage of the new paravirt-ops paravirtualization interface, delivers as
| promised: it runs faster and more efficiently that it would as an unmodified
| guest. Ubuntu, a Linux distribution maintained by corporate sponsor Canonical
| Ltd., is the first commercially shipping operating system to support the
| paravirt_ops standard.
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http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/t...281989,00.html

Sun tiptoes into GPLv3

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| Sun Microsystems will release its xVM Ops Center virtualisation management
| application under the General Public Licence version 3 (GPLv3), the company
| revealed at the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.
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http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/22...-tiptoes-gplv3


Related:

Sun, Ubuntu maker certifying Linux on x86 servers

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| Sun Microsystems and Canonical have nearly completed work to certify
| that the Ubuntu version of Linux runs smoothly on Sun's x86 servers,
| sources familiar with the situation said.
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http://news.com.com/2100-1010_3-6132...2211&subj=news


Ubuntu maker to distribute Sun's Java

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| Canonical will distribute Sun's open-source Glassfish software for
| running Java on servers with the Ubuntu version of Linux, the
| companies plan to announce Wednesday.
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http://news.com.com/2110-7344_3-6133...-0-5&subj=news


Sun Set To Move On GPL License For Open-Source Java

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| The GPL is an intriguing and controversial choice. By requiring
| derivative works to also be released as open source, the GPL
| discourages commercial forking -- a consequence that fits well
| with Sun's stated goal of preserving Java's cross-platform
| compatibility. However, a GPL license would require those making
| changes to the core Java platform to freely release their code.
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http://www.crn.com/sections/breaking...leId=193600331


Sun 'Fawns' Over Ubuntu *

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| Sun and Canonical, Ubuntu's commercial sponsor, consider the Java
| platform technology inclusions as an important milestone in a larger
| effort of collaboration.
|
| [...]
|
| Murdoch is no stranger to the Linux community, though he is new to
| Sun, having joined just a month ago. Murdoch is best known as the
| founder of the Debian GNU/Linux project, which is the basis from
| which Ubuntu is derived.
|
| [...]
|
| Ubuntu is one of the most-hyped Linux distributions currently in
| use, though it is unclear as to exactly how many people use it.
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http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news...le.php/3672751


Sun 'Fawns' Over Ubuntu

,----[ Quote ]
| Sun and Canonical, Ubuntu's commercial sponsor, consider the Java
| platform technology inclusions as an important milestone in a larger
| effort of collaboration.
|
| [...]
|
| Murdoch is no stranger to the Linux community, though he is new to
| Sun, having joined just a month ago. Murdoch is best known as the
| founder of the Debian GNU/Linux project, which is the basis from
| which Ubuntu is derived.
|
| [...]
|
| Ubuntu is one of the most-hyped Linux distributions currently in
| use, though it is unclear as to exactly how many people use it.
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http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news...le.php/3672751


Sun injects NetBeans into Ubuntu

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| Ian Murdock, Sun's recently appointed chief operating systems
| platform officer, said the goal is to make Sun's Java technology
| more accessible to the Linux community. "The fact it's integrated
| and available through the Ubuntu management technology is an
| important part of it," he said.
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http://www.regdeveloper.co.uk/2007/0..._sun_netbeans/


Looking Glass on Ubuntu

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| The Sun's Looking Glass Project for a 3D GUI running on
| Ubuntu Linux (Dapper).
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjQ4Nza34ak


Interview with Simon Phipps

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| GM: How do you see the relationship between OpenSolaris and
| GNU/Linux?
|
| SP: I think that there is a huge overlap in those worlds. One of
| the interesting things you discover when you run an OpenSolaris
| distribution like Nexenta is, my goodness, it looks just like Ubuntu.
| And you know, there's a really good reason for that: because it is
| Ubuntu, but it's got a Solaris kernel in it.
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http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/9624