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May 7, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on The muddled mess of the Oracle vs. Google trial

The muddled mess of the Oracle vs. Google trial

On the surface, it may look like Oracle won the first round of its intellectual property (IP) lawsuit with Google. Look again. No one’s won anything and that includes Oracle. While we wait to see what the jury has to … Continue reading

April 30, 2012
by sjvn01
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Oracle vs. Google: Dead lawsuit walking

The Oracle vs. Google lawsuit is ending its first phase. On April 30th, Oracle and Google will make their closing arguments. Then, within a week or two, we should get a verdict from the U.S. District Court, Northern District of … Continue reading

March 21, 2012
by sjvn01
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Oracle’s Google Android patent lawsuit cut down to size

Instead of extracting billions from Google for violating its Java software patents in Android, Oracle will be lucky to get over a $100-million from its intellectual property (IP) lawsuit. That’s chump change by mega-company standards. Taking into consideration the legal … Continue reading

March 15, 2012
by sjvn01
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Linux servers keep growing, Windows & Unix keep shrinking

In 2011, we saw, according to IDC’s latest Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, factory revenue in the worldwide server market grew for Linux while it shrank for Windows and Unix. What I find especially interesting about this is that IDC doesn’t … Continue reading

March 14, 2012
by sjvn01
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Is Ubuntu becoming a big name in enterprise Linux servers?

When you think of Ubuntu Linux, what do you think of? I would guess you think about the Linux desktop. While Ubuntu is certainly a big player—maybe the biggest—when it comes to the Linux desktop, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, … Continue reading