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MariaDB and the Future of MySQL

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

As you may know by now, since the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle in 2009 for $7.4 billion, there has been some uncertainty in the industry on the future of MySQL which Sun Microsystems itself acquired for $1 billion in 2008. Even as Oracle professed to provide the same level of support and development effort for the future of MySQL, many within the open source community remained pessimistic. One such pessimist was the father of MySQL, Michael “Monty” Widenius, who forked the MySQL code the day the Sun Microsystems acquisition was announced. (more…)


openSUSE 13.1 and Useful Apps

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

openSUSE 13.1 has been released. I just installed it on an old HP 6530b laptop without issue. Screen resolution, volume, wireless internet, and USB device recognition all seem to work without any additional mucking around. Of course things may not go so smoothly with all laptops/computers depending on the hardware, however, I’ve seen hardware compatibility improve quite a bit over the last several years. Upon booting-up it seems like all works well and my wireless network is easily picked-up. The openSUSE Linux distribution sure has come a long way and is one of my favorite Linux distributions.