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Submission + - Cringley writes on IBM

Amigan writes: After a series of blogs written over the past few years, Robert X Cringley has now written a book on IBM, — and its future. From this excerpt, one has to wonder if the firms days are truly numbered.

Submission + - Parallella ships to Kickstart backers!

Amigan writes: Adapteva went the kickstarter route for funding of it's Home HPC machine. It was successfully funded 10/27/2012 w/4965 backers. Shipment was originally thought to be August 2013 — which came and passed. They have now successfully shipped to over 2000 of the kickstart funders (16 core), and are working their way through the 64 core implementation delivery.

Submission + - Steve Ballmer this generation's Ken Olsen?

Amigan writes: Many may remember that DEC's founder and CEO was quite dismissive of the original IBM PC, so much so that when DEC finally introduced their Intel based system it was incompatible with the 'industry standard.' Steve Ballmer has had just as much a dismissive attitude towards smartphones, at first. Here are three of Steve's quotes that sum it all up.
Amiga

Submission + - Amiga - the movie (amigafilm.com)

Amigan writes: "A fund raising effort for a direct to DVD movie about the Amiga computer history. How it was conceived, the Commodore years, and the fact that the machine will not die."
Oracle

Submission + - EU approves Oracle/Sun merger with no alterations (tinyurl.com)

Amigan writes: After several months of investigation, the European Commission has approved the Oracle acquisition of Sun. MySQL, which had been seen as a sticking point, is a moot point — no divestiture, much to the chagrin of one of the co-founders, Michael Widenius

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