It came a bit as a suprise, after IBM withdrawed its offer to buy Sun, Oracle decided its time to shop and bought un Microsystems for 7.4 billion or $9.50 per share in cash.
It seems that Microsoft messed up the math a little and the Release Candidate version announced to be launched in April, will actually come somwhere in May. The source, ArsTechnica, reports that the download page on TechNet had a rather strange early appearance, but we are used to those ‘errors’ since Beta.
Let’s see what interesting things we have today in our geek-ish papers.
TiVo to get BlockBuster’s streams - via BetaNews
Mac Trojan cought red handed on a film – via Tech Central
NASA and Microsoft are offering free space images to the public - via SlipperyBrick
Almost 2h ago, Microsoft announced that Internet Explorer 8 went out of the drawing board and entered the final version. You can check the download page, but be advised that it’s not currently updated to the latest final version, the RC1 is still present for download, which may seem a bit confusing.
After long talks, whiskey and country music, we decided to summarize a daily tech digest, from around the web. Actually it took 5 minutes to decide that, but still..it’s important. The Daily Tech Digest will gather hot news from that specific day, for an extra morning coffee taste.
Jurrors addicted to iPhones via Tuaw – Jurors go high-tech with Apple’s iPhone, staying ultra informed about everything
Latest iPhone 3.0 screenshots via CNET – the latest firmware gets some screenshots leaked..check it out
Harvard Law professor appologizes for taking sides in the P2P trial via ArsTechnica – Harvard Law prof Charles Nesson is defending an accused file-swapper in federal court, but he yesterday took the extraordinary step of filing an apology to the judge and the RIAA’s lawyers.
Apple Movie Trailer site debuts on Twitter via MacWorld
Samsung launching Android handset via Engadget
Firefox new tab prototype via Lifehacker – as work is undergoing for the new FireFox 3.5, several prototypes are leaked out
Mozilla just released the first Beta version of Fennec, its mobile browser. This version is the most expected mobile browser, while Firefox dominates the computer area, Opera has the supremacy on the mobile market. Fennec steppes into the game slowly but full of confidence.
If you are an Apple iPhone owner you are aware that the company hasn’t yet included any copy/paste function in its software updates and, altough there are some 3rd party applications that come with copy/paste functionalities, we still DO want Apple to include this in their OS. The rumor that the next big update of iPhone’s OS will have copy/paste functionalities started some semi-extatic positive buzzez overthe internet