Guest post: AccMan blogger and deep thinker on enterprise software Dennis Howlett, along with some of the other Enterprise Irregulars, is in Vienna for SAP's Euro Sapphire conference. It covers the same material as Sapphire Atlanta, which Dennis attended and took place last month.
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SAP and Novell said the two companies will offer joint support for SAP applications that run on SUSE Linux. The announcement, which comes out of SAP's Sapphire conference in Vienna, means that SUSE customers can get SAP support through Novell.
Today's podcast includes a look at:TJX's escalating data breach costs. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes' installation of Ubuntu 7.
TJX took another cash hit for losing 45.7 million debit and credit card numbers.
Yahoo has named Blake Jorgensen chief financial officer. The move comes as Susan Decker moves over to run Yahoo's advertiser and publisher group.
Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Do you know what’s leaking out of your browser? Symantec vulnerability research founder joins Microsoft.
On May 14, 1607, explorers from the Virginia Company set foot on Jamestown Island, establishing a colony in the new world. The first North American colonies began the great and sometimes tragic transformation of the landscape.
Microsoft says free and open source software infringes on 235 of its patents. The real motive for Microsoft's patent volley may be the third version of the General Public License.
Today's three stories in three minutes include:GPLv3 is the real reason behind Microsoft's patent skirmish with open source software. Jeremy Allison notes the perils of the open document format wars between open source and Microsoft.
Wal-Mart will offer Skype hardware and service throughout its 1,800 stores beginning today. The move, which could be a boon for growing Skype's subscriber count, means that Wal-Mart will carry headsets, webcams and handsets designed to work with Skype.