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Oracle's Plans for Solaris on SPARC: Good News for Linux?

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| While the interview doesn't delve into the many questions surrounding what
Oracle will do with Sun's open source products and initiatives, it does make
very clear that Oracle will retain and extend Sun's hardware business,
focusing on "designing hardware and software to work together." That's going
to be a complicated proposition for Oracle, and, as one observer notes, it may
be good news for Linux.


What Oracle Wants

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| Talking to Reuters last week, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison outlined his plans for 
| the hardware side of Sun's business. They come down to making a SPARC Solaris 
| equivalent of Oracle's Database Machine, which is built on HP hardware, Intel 
| processors and Linux.    



IBM CFO: We Had 62 Unix Competitive Displacements In Q1

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| Earlier this week, IBM reported declines in many parts of its hardware
| business. But in spite of the broad hardware downturn, CFO Mark Loughridge
| said IBM convinced 62 CIOs to rip and replace Unix systems in the quarter,
| and that Linux MIPS were up more than 50%.


Linux Foundation CEO: Linux is "fastest growing platform"

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| The Linux Collaboration Summit, which is taking place this week in San
| Francisco, provides participants with an environment for discussion and
| education. The event, which is hosted by the Linux Foundation and is
| accessible by invitation only, consists of presentations and discussion
| panels about numerous social, technical, and economic issues that relate to
| Linux and open source software development. The first day of the event
| delivered an edifying experience and a unique window into the views of
| prominent members of the Linux community.


Ballmer Still Searching for an Answer to Google

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| "Forty percent of servers run Windows, 60 percent run Linux," he said. "How
| are we doing? Forty is less than 60, so I don't like it. ... We have some
| work to do."


The top 10 greatest geeks of all time

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| 1: Linus Torvalds
| Shaun Nichols: It's one thing to write a complete computer program. It takes
| an entirely different level of geekdom to write a computer operating system.
| Compound that with the fact that said operating system is a re-write of the
| most successful network operating environment of all time, and then - as the
| icing on the cake - giving the code away to the rest of the world for free
| and you'll start to understand why Linus Torvalds earned the number one spot.
| One story jokingly tossed around is that Torvalds wrote all of the code for
| the Linux kernel on the back of a shovel over the course of one cold Finish
| winter. The reality is only slightly less amazing: the 21 year-old student
| wrote the first versions of his Unix clone in his spare time as a way to
| connect with servers at the University of Helsinki in 1991.



Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| If I ask you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be?
| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
| to go with that.

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