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Why mobile data centers matter

I was listening to Gillmor Gang last night while I was getting snowed on at my son's football game. Part II (and for the record, I hate these insipid multi-part shows as much as everyone else) of the Black Box Gang discussed Sun's new mobile data center.

October 25, 2006 by Phil Windley

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Dell's Global Standardopolis parody

In his keynote at OracleWorld, Michael Dell debuted a JibJab-like video (see it on YouTube) that is definitely worth watching.Here's the intro:Dell the JourneyClad in body armor and armed with his trusty sword, an animated Michael Dell leads down-trodden customers from Proprietaryville to the bliss of Global Standardopolis.

October 25, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Ellison's Red Hat hijacking maneuver

I was talking to Goldman Sachs sage Rich Sherlund about Oracle's move to basically hijack Red Hat's Linux by rolling its own binary distro based on Red Hat and starting a support price war that Oracle can win. Rick said that "Larry is driving now," and didn't want to end up in a situation again where an operating system vendor was in control (Microsoft) of a growing software stack.

October 25, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Zune's social features fall short

Next month, Microsoft will release the Zune Music player and marketplace which were announced earlier this year. Of course, the hype has been about Zune being an iPod killer, if you listen to some people and even today there were stories about Zune as a potential threat to the iPod.

October 25, 2006 by Phil Windley

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Oracle previews Fusion user experience

John Wookey, senior vice president of application development, laid out Oracle's applications strategy, including the ephemeral Fusion Project, this morning at OracleWorld. He started off by reassuring the audience that Oracle is committed to deliver a great next generation platform, but also to improve products customers are running today.

October 25, 2006 by Dan Farber

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