Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Take That...............MS Windows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OUCH!!!!

Oracle, IBM, NEC team up to sell Linux systems in Japan - report
May 02, 2007: 07:47 PM EST

May 2, 2007 (AFX International Focus) --
TOKYO (XFN-ASIA) - More than 10 major information technology firms, including Oracle Corp (NASDAQ:ORCL) , IBM (NYSE:IBM) Corp and NEC Corp (NASDAQ:NIPNY) , plan to form a consortium to sell servers and systems running the Linux operating system in Japan, the Nikkei business daily reported.Oracle Corp Japan will take the initiative in launching the operation next month and major servermanufacturers such as Hitachi Ltd (NYSE:HIT) , Hewlett-Packard Co (NYSE:HPQ) and Dell Inc (NASDAQ:DELL) are expected to participate, according to Nikkei.Major systems developers such as NTT Data Corp have also indicated they would join the group.The Nikkei said this would be the first time that major IT firms join forces to market equipment running the free software.The undertaking aims to respond to procurement guidelines drawn by the Communications Ministry in March that call for the government to use the open-source Linux operating system starting in July, the newspaper said.The ministry believes that excessive reliance on Microsoft Corp's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows operating system, for which the source code is not disclosed, will lead to a loss of freedom in systems development and have other harmful effects, it said.Currently, 78 pct of the servers in Japan run Microsoft Windows, compared to 14 pct that run Linux.


Benjamin said...

Hey POS, you think this is coincidental timing of the Vertical patent suit against MSFT. Kind of strange synchronicity. I can't help but think everyone being in that philanthropic mood. I've always thought, more so lately that Bill Gates leaving microsoft was because maybe he knew their time was up. Give alittle away to make yourself look good, and help yourself sleep at night because of all the damage and hindrance you've caused the industry........yeah i would have left too.

poscash said...

Yes Ben! The whole scenario that Port has been portraying with Microsoft and the fact that Bill Gates is stepping down makes me think that their long run as the worlds largest software company is coming to an end. VCSY is or will be part of the next software revolution IMHO. Our time is coming!