Friday, February 24, 2017

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

"Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish"
- Steve Jobs

"My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time." 
"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me."

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."

"Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations."

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ellison on the prolonged investigation of the European Commision

The European Commission’s prolonged investigation of Oracle’s proposed acquisition of Sun, which isn’t expected to finish much before the agency’s mid-January deadline, is costing Sun $100 million a month in revenues, according to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.

Ellison, who was interviewed on-stage after a Churchill Club dinner Monday evening by former Sun president and COO Ed Zander of all people, told the crowd, “The longer this takes, the more money Sun is going to lose, and that’s not good for anybody. We want to get this done to save as many jobs as possible.”

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Oracle buys BEA Systems for $8.5 Billion

Oracle Acquires BEA Systems for $8.5 Billion

Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) and BEA Systems (NASDAQ: BEAS) announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Oracle will acquire all outstanding shares of BEA for $19.375 per share in cash. The offer is valued at approximately $8.5 billion, or $7.2 billion net of BEA's cash on hand of $1.3 billion. "We expect this deal to be accretive to Oracle's earnings by at least 1-2 cents on a non-GAAP basis in its first full year after closing," said Oracle President and Chief Financial Officer Safra Catz.

"The addition of BEA products and technology will significantly enhance and extend Oracle's Fusion middleware software suite," said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. "Oracle Fusion middleware has an open "hot-pluggable" architecture that allows customers the option of coupling BEA's WebLogic Java Server to virtually all the components of the Fusion software suite. That's just one example of how customers can choose among Oracle and BEA middleware products, knowing that those products will gracefully interoperate and be supported for years to come."

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Sun buys MySQL AB for $1 Billion

Sun Microsystems Announces Agreement to Acquire MySQL, Developer of the World's Most Popular Open

Sun Growth Strategy Accelerates With New Position in $15 Billion Database Market

SANTA CLARA, CA January 16, 2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MySQL AB, an open source icon and developer of one of the world's fastest growing open source databases for approximately $1 billion in total consideration. The acquisition accelerates Sun's position in enterprise IT to now include the $15 billion database market. Today's announcement reaffirms Sun's position as the leading provider of platforms for the Web economy and its role as the largest commercial open source contributor.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Support the Free Software Foundation

Dear free software supporter,

At the 2007 annual Associate Members meeting held in March at MIT in Cambridge, the FSF board and staff gathered with members from around the world to discuss our activities and the tremendous successes we have had together in the past year. We fought Digital Restrictions Management through our campaign, released version 3 of the GNU General Public License to help neutralize anti-free-software laws like the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and defend against Microsoft's attempts to make free software proprietary through patent promises, released the GNU Affero GPL to support developers building network server software, supported fully free software distributions like gNewSense, backed high-priority software development projects like the free Flash player Gnash, and saw the continued success of our campaign to lift the "Java trap" with Sun's ongoing release of the Java platform under the GPL. Finally, following on from our discussion at the beginning of 2007 with major manufacturers and our release of the white paper, "Hardware Free From Restrictions," general-purpose computers are now available from major retailers with free software preloaded.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Ubuntu Home Server Edition Project

Ubuntu Home Server Edition has been established to facilitate a new Home Server Edition of Ubuntu. 

The idea of a Home Server Edition of Ubuntu was recently outlined in this thread on the official Ubuntu forums:
Ubuntu is a leading free operating system for use on personal computer and servers:

The UHS project is community driven. It is not (yet) an official Ubuntu project.


Ubuntu Home Server (UHS) will be an edition of the Ubuntu operating system which allows users to administer their home network. With Ubuntu Home Server you will be able to store all your music, songs and pictures in one central location, to access your files over the internet and to backup all the computers in your house.

The goal is to have a working release available with the upcoming Gutsy Gibbon release of Ubuntu (or perhaps Gutsy+1 at the latest).


The project was recently launched. Presently the specifications are under heavy development and work on several components has begun.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Fedora Linux - Games Live DVD

Fedora Games spin is a custom variant of Fedora targeted at Linux gamers. This is to demonstrate the gaming potential of Fedora without altering user's existing configuration. The Live DVD also allows installation to hard disk or USB flash. []

Please submit any must-have games/utilites to the list below, and propose suggestions to fedora-games-list.

Download Fedora 8 Games Spin -

Release Notes: 

  • Just a installable Live DVD for now. Might have a Live CD in the future.
  • A dialog box for 3d games in Fedora when DRI is not available to help new users. (see the README in opengl-games-utils).
  • A autodownloader for gaming content for same Fedora games.
  • Many 3D-intensive games, both on a "best-foot forward" theory and to act as a sort of hardware purchasing Shibboleth. Take the disc to the store. If the card you're considering won't run your favorite games with free and open source drivers, you'll know and can opt for another card.
  • Not just more mainstream action/puzzle/strategy games, but some educational and kid's games, as well as simulators.
  • Game Spin specific theme, release notes and Firefox bookmarks are being considered for a future spin. 
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