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Latest Posts

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


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


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


Lost iPod not yet reunited with owner, but I have new clues

First, I want to thank what appears to be hundreds of bloggers that have joined in the effort to help reunite the iPod that I recently found with its owner. Since the initial post that started my Web-based quest, I've also listed the found iPod on Craigslist's lost and found (Boston Area) and checked lostipods.

October 25, 2006 by David Berlind