July 5, 2012
Comments Off on Could Oracle ruling lead to used e-book, music sales?
Oracle is on a legal losing streak. First, it lost to Google in its attack on Android. And, now the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the EU’s equivalent of the U.S. Supreme Court, has ruled against Oracle … Continue reading
July 27, 2011
Comments Off on Ubuntu Linux gets serious about business partners
Most people, who like Linux, love Ubuntu. Oh they may object to Ubuntu’s new Unity desktop, but at day’s end, they still use Ubuntu. Technology businesses though have a more jaundiced view of Canonical, Ubuntu’s parent company. Canonical, though, is … Continue reading
March 23, 2010
Comments Off on Now what Novell?
There’s nothing like starting a technical conference, like Novell’s BrainShare, off with a bang. Or, in this case telling Elliot Associates’ unwelcome offer of not quite $2-billion for the company that Novell has no interest in selling out, not for … Continue reading
May 31, 2009
Comments Off on When SCO is dead and buried
There was a time when SCO was a great company. No. Seriously. SCO Unix was a great Unix for x86 systems, and, for a brief shining moment it looked like SCO would bring together the best things of both Unix … Continue reading
April 14, 2009
Comments Off on Linux gets reseller friendly
I spent many years covering the reseller and integrator side of technology. These are the businesses that you, as a private person, have probably never heard of, but they’re essential partners for companies that use software and hardware. In short, … Continue reading