All this is available in other blogs at blogs.sun.com, but here's a summary of some Solaris related news.
Oracle 11g Release 2 is released for Solaris 10 X64, a download is available here. It's nice to see even more Solaris commitment from Oracle.
VirtualBox 3.1 Beta 3 is also available, more details here. VirtualBox 3.1 comes with new features such as live migration between hosts, enhanced USB support in OpenSolaris, better snapshot functionality, faster 2D acceleration and support for EFI.
US Senators Go to Bat for Oracle, Sun Merger: 59 senators also thinks it's about time to let the Oracle-Sun deal proceed.
While I'm at it, a beta of NetBeans 6.8 is available, sadly they do not seem to put any effort into the Python parts. Support for interpreted languages in NetBeans is mostly for Ruby and PHP . More focus on python would have been nice, it seems like python is the interpreted language of choice in OpenSolaris, the Image Packaging System, IPS is built with python. That said there is a python module available for NetBeans, but it doesn't get the same development attention.
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