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The Courts

SCO Blames Linux For Bankruptcy Filing 321

Stony Stevenson writes "SCO Group CEO Darl McBride is now claiming that competition from Linux was behind the company's filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. 'In a court filing in support of SCO's bankruptcy petition, McBride noted that SCO's sales of Unix-based products "have been declining over the past several years." The slump, McBride said, "has been primarily attributable to significant competition from alternative operating systems, including Linux." McBride listed IBM, Red Hat, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems as distributors of Linux or other software that is "aggressively taking market share away from Unix.""
Data Storage

Submission + - Memory, handset makers back faster flash standard (computerworld.com)

Lucas123 writes: "Rivals like Samsung Electronics Co., Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, Micron Technology Inc., STMicroelectronics, Spansion Inc. and Texas Instruments Inc. are all supporting a Universal Flash Storage specification. The new standardized format should up performance flash cards. "For example, access time for a 4GB 90-minute high-definition movie would be cut from three minutes to a few seconds, according to officials at Boise, Idaho-based Micron Technology.""

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