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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.
It’s been interesting to watch NetSuite and salesforce.com grow up over the last few years.
Either our sister site's Sylvia Carr (over at Silicon.com) heard it wrong, or Dell CTO Kevin Kettler has had a momentary lapse of reason.
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.
After a ceremonial closing bell of NASDAQ by Oracle executives, fed live to NYC, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison took the stage and evangelized for Oracle's scale out grid computing strategy. PC servers if they fail in a grid, you just don't care...
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.
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.
Is Firefox an IE killer at last? A week after Microsoft launched Internet Explorer 7, Mozilla responds with version 2.
Talk about serendipity. Just when I was lashing NBC executives with a wet noodle for finding scapegoats and planning to take until 2009 to fix its problems (2009?