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Top 10 Hardware Stories Of 2010

Partnerships and new technologies dominated the hardware landscape, as vendors battled for market share and dollars from customers slowly shedding budgetary shackles. Buyers -- from IT executives to home-office users and gamers -- had plenty of choices, ranging from the iPad and new competing wares, to the latest in IBM mainframes, and practically everything in between. Not surprisingly, several vendors have followed Apple's lead, quickly offering tablets designed to tap into the iPad's momentum
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Six years after SCO filed a lawsuit against Novell, a Utah federal jury ruled that Novell owns the copyrights to Unix. SCO had threatened to include IBM and the entire open source community in the lawsuit and, in fact, the former federal judge Edward Cahn who has been running SCO during its ongoing bankruptcy proceedings, said SCO still has some claims against IBM. But the open source community, as well as Novell, rejoiced when the jury's verdict was released in late March. About eight months later, Attachmate announced it was acquiring Novell for $2.2 billion.

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Attachmate To Acquire Novell For $2.2 Billion

SCO Group To Sell Unix Business

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SCO Terminates CEO Darl McBride

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