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SCO vs IBM finally drawing to a close?

It looks as if the judicial system is finally getting wise to SCO and its repeated refusals to offer specificity in regards to its infringement claims against IBM. Judge Well’s order granting IBM’s motion to limit SCO’s claims may well prove the deathblow to a majority of SCO’s case. Her order appears to be well researched and well founded, SCO would have to be a bit off-the-rocker to even consider an appeal… then again, this is SCO were talking about.

More news, including a link to the 39 page PDF of the order, is located over at Groklaw.

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June 30, 2006 Posted by | Business | Leave a comment

Microsoft: Upgraded Motherboard = New Windows Licence

Microsoft wants you to buy a new Windows licence every time you upgrade your motherboard. Microsoft changed its licence agreement to reflect this policy change.

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February 19, 2006 Posted by | Business, technology | 1 Comment

Oracle tries to buy MySQL

Oracle tried to acquire open-source database maker MySQL. I don’t believe it, I think Oracle is trying to take out a competitor. The article, however, discusses how this is “an indication of the profound changes the software giant is willing to make as it adapts to the increasingly significant collaborative programming philosophy”

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February 19, 2006 Posted by | Business, technology | 1 Comment

The Real Reason Microsoft Supports HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray: To Kill Them Both

Microsoft wants both Blu-ray and HD DVD to lose. You see, before Microsoft and Intel backed HD DVD, Toshiba was just about the only major consumer hardware brand backing HD DVD. Now, since Microsoft and Intel have hopped on to the HD DVD bandwagon and at least dragged HP part of the way there, HD DVD has become a much more viable option.

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February 19, 2006 Posted by | Business, Politics, technology | 1 Comment