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Charles Babcock is an editor-at-large for InformationWeek, having joined the publication in 2003. He is the former editor-in-chief of Digital News, former software editor of Computerworld and former technology editor of Interactive Week. He is a graduate of Syracuse University where he obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism.
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posted in December 2008

Sun Updates VirtualBox 2.1 Again

12/17/2008
Only daily downloads of MySQL and Java exceed those for Sun's VirtualBox 2.1, which boasts improved performance for running Windows, Macintosh, Solaris, or Linux on any PC hardware.

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Open Source Business Model Is 'Broken.' Really?

12/15/2008
Stuart Cohen declared in the Dec. 1 issue of BusinessWeek: "Open Source, The Model Is Broken." I disagree. Open source was never a business model per se, any more than it was a programmer's religion, despite the fervor that sometimes surrounds it. Rather, it was, and is, a better way to develop and distribute software.

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Was MySQL 5.1 Ready For Release? Its Users Will Decide

12/10/2008
The author of MySQL, Monty Widenius, has taken a shot at Sun's release of MySQL 5.1, saying it wasn't ready yet, and pointed an accusatory finger at Marten Mickos, senior VP of Sun databases. He's also not bothered to deny rumors that's he's resigned from Sun. I don't know about the rumors, but it's clear to me that Elvis has left the building.

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Master Virtualization And You Master The Cloud

12/5/2008
Intel has its own definition of cloud computing and it makes no reference to virtualization. But virtualization, like it or not, lies at the heart of how things will get done in the cloud. I noticed this disparity in a review of an Intel presentation posted by the Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum.

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