News to know: Oracle-Sun, IBM, Apple ads, Windows 7

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Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily.  For continuous updates see BNET’s around-the-Web tech coverage.

Complete coverage of Oracle-Sun news:

Larry Dignan: Oracle buys Sun; Now owns Java; Becomes a hardware player

Dennis Howlett: Oracle-Sun: an enterprise catastrophe

Paula Rooney: Shuttleworth: Oracle now largest open source player

Joe McKendrick: The Oracle-buys-Sun thing - 'Snorkel' - what's the deal with that?

Dana Gardner: TIBCO CEO worries about Oracle-Sun deal's impact on IT industry

Larry Dignan: IBM CFO pooh-poohs Oracle-Sun deal

Larry Dignan: IBM's earnings better than expected on software, services; Hardware revenue thumped

Andrew Nusca: New Apple ads ignore Microsoft assault, stick to own message

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Should I upgrade to Windows 7?

Sam Diaz: Twitter's Oprah-tunity: Time to get down to business

Richard Koman: Chopra picked as CTO

Sean Portnoy: As economy plummets, cable, satellite TV bills are on the rise

Andrew Nusca: The next e-book frontier? Braille

Harry Fuller: The Greenest cars? These are green, says blue book.

Sam Diaz: Xangati offers DVR-like trouble ticket reporting

Harry Fuller: Clean coal battle moves onto the sidewalk

Zack Whittaker: Ultimate Steal, DreamSpark: motives questioned

Dennis Howlett: Lawson: 'Flat out no to maintenance price reduction but'

Jason Perlow: CRIKEY! He can swallow whole companies! But not communities.

Harry Fuller: Fat people an environmental issue now? How about flatulence?

Heather Clancy: I challenge you to ask yourself: Will not-new technology do?

Jason D. O'Grady: Mac botnet being used in DDOS attacks

Larry Dignan: VMware unveils its cloud OS; Wants to be a bridge for the enterprise

Mary Jo Foley: Report: Customers scrutinizing Microsoft license agreements more than ever

Jason D. O'Grady: Apple lands in Fortune 100 for first time since Jobs' return

James Staten: Covetus the Sun installed base

Jason D. O'Grady: Foxconn may have contract to manufacture Apple netbook

Larry Dignan: Adobe's Flash: Coming to a TV (and living room) near you

Jennifer Bergen: Apple AV cables and refurbed iPhones going on sale: More signs of a new iPhone?

Jason D. O'Grady: Using the iPod as a weapon

Mary Jo Foley: Digg ends a year early its exclusive ad deal with Microsoft

Paul Greenberg: CRM Playaz Episode #6: Enterprise Tech Poll - Hmmm; Garbled Lingo; First C-Level Smackdown & Twidiocy Celebrity HOF Inducts Third "Member"

Jennifer Leggio: Culture, measurement and managed expectations critical for social business success

Harry Fuller: Who has the most to lose from rising sea levels?

Brian Sommer: QuickArrow taking PSA to the small business market

Richard Koman: PirateBay verdict fueling youth interest in EU elections

Dana Blankenhorn: Is the videogame addiction story science or politics

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft's forgotten Windows 7 netbook version: Home Premium

Matthew Miller: Check out all the user guides for AT&T E71x, launching on 4 May

Richard Koman: PirateBay's Sunde calls for fundamental changes to copyright

Paul Miller: Can semantic technologies help brands profit from social media?

Harry Fuller: Miami's smart grid no-brainer

Larry Dignan: HP answers Cisco with Matrix; Data center visions galore

Andrew Nusca: Panasonic announces 1080p HD pro camcorder under 2.2 lbs.

Richard Koman: NSA targeted Americans' domestic calls, tried to wiretap Representative

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: First look: Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" Release Candidate

Dana Blankenhorn: What does browser control get you?

ZDNet UK: OLPC drops AMD for Via chip

Jennifer Bergen: Gadget Gal's daily deals: HP Pavilion entertainment laptop, Altec Lansing iPod speakers, 4GB Zune MP3 player

Dan Kuznetzky: Platform Computing Orchestrates - Sympony 4.1

Jason Hiner: Have we arrived in the post-Windows era?

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Core i5 details leaked