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July 8, 2011  2:29 PM

UKOUG shuffle

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BEA, Java, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Sun, Support, ukoug

This week the UK Oracle user group is reorganising. Chairman, Debra Lilley takes on a new role as president of the council and...

January 24, 2011  11:50 AM

LibreOffice ready for mainstream

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Java, libreoffice, OpenOffice, Oracle

LibreOffice will be available for download from 25 January. Finally people will be able to use an Office suite that's not backed by Microsoft, Google, Oracle or IBM. LibreOffice uses Java...

April 20, 2009  4:50 PM

Oracle buys Sun…now what will happen to Sparc

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Java, Oracle, Solaris, SPARC, Sun, WebLogic

Oracle is buying Sun for $7.4 billion a move which Oracle CEO Larry Ellision says, will give Oracle two key Sun software assets: Java and Solaris.  He says, "Java is one of the computer industry's best-known brands and most widely deployed technologies, and it is the most...

January 7, 2008  9:05 PM

Please Bill, no more platform wars

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.NET, Flex, Java, Macromedia, Microsoft, Windows

During his keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Microsoft chairman Bill Gates presented his vision of the second digital decade. Gates sees the Internet as being all encompassing, with users being able to access services and store personal data in the Internet cloud. This sounds...

November 6, 2007  10:33 PM

Google: does Android make sense?

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Android, Google Apps, Java, Linux, Symbian, Windows Mobile

Are we impressed with Google's Android announcement? The search engine company has steadily been chipping away at Microsoft, offering a free word processor, spreadsheet, presentation software and email. It has made breakthroughs in publically accessible web services like Google Map, making MS...

September 17, 2007  6:14 PM

Microsoft and interoperability: you are kidding?

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.NET, Interoperability, Java, Microsoft, middleware, Open source

Earlier today, Brad Smith, Microsoft's senior vice-president, general counsel, corporate secretary, legal & corporate affairs, held a press conference following the ruling in the European Court of First Instance. The

May 10, 2007  9:28 AM

Open Source is 2.0

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Java, Linux, Open source, Sun

I came across an interesting observation on Sun chief executive Jonathan Schwatz's blog. Jonathan states:

think about it - Linux and OpenSolaris are the ultimate in user generated content
He's talking about...

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