HP Discover: Third day roundup

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The third day of HP Discover has officially wrapped and today's focus was clearly on unseating Oracle in the enterprise. As such, we saw a presentation on migrating from the Sun/Oracle SPARC architecture to HP's...

VirtualBox 3.1.4

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VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only...

ZFS filesystem for Mac OS X is dead

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Apple's official project of porting ZFS to Mac OS X has been cancelled. In a simple message posted by MacOS Forge, Apple stated only "the ZFS project has been discontinued. The mailing list and repository...

OpenSolaris 2009.06 blazes forth

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OpenSolaris started life as an open-source version of Sun's venerable and well-respected Unix-based operating system Solaris. Since its first proper release over a year ago, it has moved forward by leaps and bounds, and the...

Oracle to buy Sun for $7.4 billion

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Sun Microsystems and Oracle Corporation announced today they have entered into an agreement under which Oracle will acquire Sun. The transaction is valued at approximately $7.4 billion, with Oracle purchasing Sun stock with cash for...

Sun Plans to Cut 2500 Jobs

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Sun Microsystems, citing impacts of the softening U.S. economy, posted a net loss on a slight decline in revenue for its third quarter and announced plans to cut up to 2,500 jobs, results which departed...

Sun Acquires Chipmaker Montalvo

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Sun Microsystems is buying the technical assets of Montalvo Systems, a semiconductor company that was looking to break into the x86 market against the likes of Intel and Advanced Micro Devices. In a statement, a...

Sun to Create Java VM for iPhone

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Sun Microsystems is developing a Java Virtual Machine for Apple's iPhone and plans to release the JVM some time after June, enabling Java applications to run on the popular mobile device. According to Eric Klein,...

Sun, Microsoft pact draws mixed reactions

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The broad legal settlement reached Friday between Microsoft and Sun Microsystems could be a big boost for the companies and their customers, but any impact it may have on the European Commission's efforts to rein...

Microsoft, Sun, IBM, And HP Make Retail Moves

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The IT side of retailing held center stage Monday as companies ranging from Microsoft and IBM to Sun and HP laid out plans and products at the National Retailer Federation's trade show in New York....

Sun, Office Depot Ink Server, Storage Contract

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Sun Microsystems beat out competitors to land a multiyear agreement to supply storage systems and software to office products reseller Office Depot, Sun said Monday. The project includes Solaris-based Sun Fire 15K servers,...

Amnesty blows the horn on MS, Sun, Cisco

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Human rights group Amnesty International has fingered a handful of tech companies that allegedly have sold products used in government censorship of Internet speech in China. In a report released Tuesday, Amnesty...

Sun, Lindows.com Strike Deal

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Proving the motto "My enemy's enemy is my friend," Microsoft foes Sun Microsystems and Lindows announced an alliance to put Sun's StarOffice software on Lindows.com's operating system. The deal will make StarOffice...

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