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July 21, 2010
by sjvn01
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Ubuntu Linux Brings IBM DB2 to the cloud

Portland, OR- Canonical., the company behind Ubuntu, has always had many user and developer fans. Enterprise business fans though? Not so much. Canonical hopes to change that with today‚Äôs, July 21st, launch of a virtual appliance of IBM’s DB2 Express-C … Continue reading

December 28, 2009
by sjvn01
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The technology and the terrorist

On this past Christmas Day, a holiday nightmare was averted when a passenger and good luck kept a terrorist from blowing apart Northwest Airlines Flight 253 as it prepared to land in Detroit. While this story has a happy ending, … Continue reading

December 13, 2009
by sjvn01
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Opposition mounts to Oracle’s MySQL acquisition

The EC (European Commission), the European Union’s top competition authority, isn’t crazy about Oracle buying Sun. You might have thought it was just open-source advocates objecting to the deal out of the fear that Oracle, the world’s biggest proprietary DBMS … Continue reading