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Glug hosts free talk on OSS migration strategies

May 18th, 2009 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

The Gauteng Linux User Group (GLUG) will this week host Sun Microsystem’s open source migration specialist Michael Bohn who will be talking about the risks, benefits and opportunities in migrating to open source software.

Oracle to buy Sun for $7.4bn

April 20th, 2009 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Database giant Oracle is to buy Sun Microsystems for more than $7 billion. The deal comes just weeks after IBM ended its acquisition talks with Sun. Oracle announced the deal this morning, saying that the deal “combines best-in-class enterprise software and mission-critical computing systems”. Oracle will pay $9.50 a share for Sun, close to $3 higher than Sun’s closing price on Friday. valuing the deal at $7.4 billion.

Buffer Overflow: Portable Ubuntu, open source gaming, IBM drops Sun bid

April 6th, 2009 | No Comments » Tags: , , ,

Portable Ubuntu runs on Windows: Forced, by circumstance or your boss, to run Windows but missing Linux? Then you might want to take a look at Portable Ubuntu for Windows which runs the entire Ubuntu operating system as a Windows application. Portable Ubuntu can be run from a flash drive, hence the name, and runs as a Windowed application on your Windows desktop.