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Submission + - Blackberry defeats Typo in court, Typo to discountinue sales of keyboard.

juniorkindergarten writes: Blackberry and Typo have reached a final settlement that effectively ends Typo selling its iphone keyboard accessory.
Blackberry took Typo to court for twice for patent infringement over the copying of Blackberry's keyboard design. Blackberry and Typo first battled it out in court, with Typo losing for copying the Blackberry Q10 keyboard design. Typo redesigned its keyboard and again Blackberry sued them for patent infringement.
The final results are that Typo cannot sell keyboards for screens less than 7.9", but can still sell keyboards for the ipad and ipad air. Exact terms were not disclosed
Data Storage

Submission + - Recommendations for Tape Drives

juniorkindergarten writes: It's finally time to replace the long antiquated HP 20G dat drive along with the Windows server it's attached to. We've been doing a combination of tape backup for our Windows servers and hard drive backup for the Linux servers.
Tapes are best for archival, and I can't abandon them at this time because of corporate policy. Also, even though the hard drives are transported in padded bags, the fragility of hard drives makes me nervous for the long term.
I'm leaning toward the Quantum dltv4 sata/scsi drive because they're fairly reasonable priced at around $800.00, the media holds 320G compressed at about $50/tape. I know there is a ton of other tape technology available in the 200-400G+ range but I don't have the budget or the time to experiment with several systems.

What I'd like to know from the Slashdot community is what successes and failures have you experienced with various tape technologies in your company.
Programming

Submission + - Gambas hits version 2.0 (sourceforge.net)

juniorkindergarten writes: After 3 years of hard work Gambas 2.0 has been released!

Gambas is a free development environment based on a Basic interpreter with object extensions, a bit like Visual Basic (but it is NOT a clone !)

With Gambas, you can quickly design your program GUI with QT or GTK+, access MySQL, PostgreSQL, Firebird, ODBC and SQLite databases, pilot KDE applications with DCOP, translate your program into any language, create network applications easily, make 3D OpenGL applications, make CGI web applications, etc.
Gambas 1.0 was previously discussed on slashdot previously.

Programming

Submission + - Version 2.0 of Gambas has been released (sourceforge.net)

juniorkindergarten writes: After 3 years of development Gambas 2.0http://gambas.sourceforge.net/ has been released. For those of you not familiar
Gambas is a free development environment based on a Basic interpreter with object extensions, a bit like Visual Basic(TM) (but it is NOT a clone !). Read the introductionhttp://gambas.sourceforge.net/introduction.html for more information.
With Gambas, you can quickly design your program GUI with QT or GTK+, access MySQL, PostgreSQL, Firebird, ODBC and SQLite databases, pilot KDE applications with DCOP, translate your program into any language, create network applications easily, make 3D OpenGL applications, make CGI web applications, and so on..

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