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Submission + - Duke Nukem Has Gone Gold (

wandazulu writes: According to Ars: " is a grand day: Duke Nukem Forever has gone gold.

"Duke Nukem Forever is the game that was once thought to be unshipppable, and yet here we are, on the precipice of history," said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. "Today marks an amazing day in the annals of gaming lore, the day where the legend of Duke Nukem Forever is finally complete and it takes that final step towards becoming a reality."


Submission + - Apple Kills XServe

wandazulu writes: According to a document provided by Apple, they will no longer be selling XServes after January, 31, 2011, recommending instead to buy a Mac Mini or a Mac Pro with Snow Leopard Server installed.

Submission + - SAP buys Sybase

wandazulu writes: German business software maker SAP AG has agreed to buy Sybase Inc. for $5.8 million dollars, as SAP continues its rivalry with Oracle.

I'll always have a fondness for Sybase; my first real programming job was working with Sybase System 10 on AIX.

Submission + - Google recovers all usage loss since spring (

wandazulu writes: If the last two months should be interpreted as Microsoft suggests, with Bing's gradual ascent in usage share against Google as a sign of Bing's inevitably catching up, then a similar interpretation of September's numbers from live analytics firm StatCounter should be taken as a sign of Bing's ultimate demise. A sampling of five billion or more US page views from Web sites accessed by StatCounter in September reveals that, of the world's top three search services, Google's usage share has climbed back just above 80%, and is flirting with last November's peak of 81.14% — meaning Google is back to serving four out of five US-based general queries.

Submission + - Autodesk vs Reseller: Autodesk loses

wandazulu writes: According to an article at OSNews, Autodesk cannot stop a user from reselling a legitimate copy of Autocad on eBay. The judge in the case said that software was a product to be sold, not licensed. The judge wrote in his opinion "Although Autodesk would no doubt prefer that consumers' money reaches its pockets, that preference is not a basis for policy."

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