Sun To Fork Out $1 Billion For MySQL

Sun Microsystems will plunk down $1 billion to buy MySQL, the maker of a popular open-source database.

Sun said Wednesday that it will pay about $800 million in cash for MySQL’s privately held stock and will assume about $200 million worth of options. MySQL CEO Marten Mickos will join Sun’s senior executive team after the transaction closes.

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Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta 1

Mozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured Web browser that makes browsing more efficient than ever before. Firefox includes pop-up blocking; a tab-browsing; integrated Google searching; simplified privacy controls that let you cover your tracks more effectively; a streamlined browser window that shows you more of the page than any other browser; and a number of additional features that work with you to help you get the most out of your time online.


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Microsoft has created a stripped-down version of the Windows core, called MinWin, that will be at the heart of future Windows products, starting with Windows 7, the Windows client release due in 2010.

While the Windows team has been working for years on reducing the dependencies in Windows which have made the operating system increasingly bloated and difficult to maintain and upgrade, it is only been recently that the team has been able to create a separate, usable new core.

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Nokia S60 Touch Interface

Today at the Symbian Smartphone Show Nokia showed S60 running with a touch interface. The touch interface will support both finger and stylus input, has full multi lingual support, has support for tactile feedback (haptics) and is backwardly compatible with the existing S60 platform. Read the full story for and to view the video showing S60 Touch running on some concept devices.

S60 announcement about future technologies at the Symbian Smartphone Show revolved around three areas:

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Microsoft Delivers Silverlight 1.0

Microsoft Delivers Silverlight 1.0, Extends Support to Linux

REDMOND, Wash. – Sept. 4, 2007 – Microsoft Corp. today released to the Web (RTW) Silverlight 1.0, a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering richer user experiences on the Web. In addition, Microsoft will work with Novell Inc. to deliver Silverlight support for Linux, called Moonlight, and based on the project started on

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MSN Censors Your Messages

If you get this error when on MSN “Message could not be sent because a connection error occurred”, it does not necessary mean there is a connection error. It may also mean that Microsoft is filtering your message.

Theyre doing server side filtering, and killing your messages as they fit if they match an expression. Blocking popular items like:

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