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What Oracle Means For Java

Oracle's experience in Java could make it a better home for the technology than IBM, say insiders in the Java community

Windows On 96 Percent of Netbooks? No Way!

A Microsoft exec has announced the death of the Linux netbook. He's ignoring the world picture, and speaking too soon: Linux is still alive on the tiny laptops at least for now, says Joe Wilcox

Beware Of Nehalem’s Virtualisation Risk

Intel's new flagship can cut your data centre's power and space demands by packing more virtual machines in, but think before you put all your eggs in one basket, warns Cameron Sturdevant

Open Cloud Manifesto: Blighted From Birth?

Is the Open Coud Manifesto doomed even as it is officially announced? The top three cloud platforms have backed off, and the group faces stern criticism from the outsiders

IBM/Sun: The Technology Fall-Out

If the merger goes ahead, IBM will have to make choices: Which database, which directory, and which virtualisation technology?

IBM Puts Zend PHP stack on System i

 IBM is to preload Zend's PHP-based Web stack with every shipment of System i, the operating system for for IBM Power Systems. Around five million developers and 22 million Internet domains use PHP, including Yahoo and Facebook.

Adobe AIR, Flash Installations Surge

At Adobe MAX Japan, Adobe announces that Adobe AIR and Adobe Flash Player 10 have reached record adoption numbers to the tune of 100 million installations for Adobe AIR within a year of its release and Flash Player 10 being installed o ...

Microsoft Releases Web Platform Installer

Microsoft delivers Version 1.0 of its Web Platform Installer (Web PI), a free download manager that enables developers to install the Microsoft Web Platform or at least part of it. Web PI simplifies the installation of Microsoft's deve ...

Microsoft Silverlight to Stream Obama Inauguration

Microsoft announces that the Presidential Inaugural Committee has selected Microsoft's Silverlight technology to enable live and on-demand video streaming of the official inauguration swearing-in ceremony on the PIC Web site.

Ruby on Rails and Merb to Merge to Create Rails 3

Ruby on Rails and rival Merb teams have finally decide to get along. Built on the same foundation, Rails and Merb differ just enough to attract avid developer communities that often clashed. However, the desire to build a better soluti ...