iPad is going to be available at the Apple store this Saturday at 9am. So, clear your schedule and surrender your cash.
Hopefully, this SCO nightmare is all but over. Novell and Linux can now walk away and focus in making Linux a premier OS.
“It’s over. The jury has found that the copyrights did not go to SCO under the APA or anything else. The verdict is in. Novell has the news up on their website already, but I heard it from Chris Brown also. Here’s the brief Novell statement:
“Today, the jury in the District Court of Utah trial between SCO Group and Novell issued a verdict.
“Novell is very pleased with the jury’s decision confirming Novell’s ownership of the Unix copyrights, which SCO had asserted to own in its attack on Linux. Novell remains committed to promoting Linux, including by defending Linux on the intellectual property front.
“This decision is good news for Novell, for Linux, and for the open source community.
Things are heating up between Google and Microsoft. Google just announced that they are building a platform to migrate Microsoft Exchange users to Google Apps. Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Exchange will copy e-mail, calendar and contact data from an Exchange installation to Google’s Gmail service, a part of Google Apps, preserving folder structures in the process.
From Information Week:
Last summer, Google introduced Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook which allows Outlook users to connect to Google Apps for e-mail, contacts, and calendar data. The company has also released Google Apps Migration for Lotus Notes and Connect for Blackberry Enterprise Server.
Vander Mey said that two large companies have just embarked on the journey to become Google Apps customers, Konica Minolta (7,000 users coming from a mixed IT environment that included Exchange) and National Geographic (2,000 users, migrating from Lotus Notes). Motorola and Jaguar Land Rover, each with 15,000 users, were among the companies last year that left Exchange for Google Apps.
All told, Google claims to have about 25 million individuals and 2 million businesses using Google Apps.
BPOS costs $10 per user per month, or $120 per user per year, more than twice the $50 annual cost for Google Apps. But really, the two services aren’t directly comparable in terms of features. BPOS, for example, doesn’t include Microsoft Office.
Microsoft IE9 “Platform Preview” is now available for download. It doesn’t have the all the features revealed at the moment, but we hope it will support web standards CSS3 and HTML5. From the looks of it, IE9 will not run on Windows XP. It requires at least a Vista SP2 OS. Microsoft engineers think the browser is going to be “crazy” fast. I don’t know what that means, but we will just have to wait and see.