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Charles Babcock is an editor-at-large for InformationWeek and author of Management Strategies for the Cloud Revolution, a McGraw-Hill book. 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. He joined the publication in 2003.

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posted in October 2007

Oracle's Linux: Unbreakable? Or Just A Necessary Adjustment?

10/26/2007
As I talked to Wim Coekaerts, VP of Linux engineering at Oracle, about "Unbreakable Linux," a gap emerged between what he was saying and what Red Hat's product management director, Joel Berman, was saying. Riders of Linux's impressive upsurge are advised to "mind the gap" and try not to fall into it.

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Linux Will Displace Unix When It Comes To New Apps

10/21/2007
Last month, Gartner analyst George Weiss predicted applications will no longer be developed to run on Unix. This is a little like predicting the death of the mainframe -- Unix is going to be with us a long time yet -- but after looking at the Linux kernel development process, I think I know what he means.

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Linux Will Be Worth $1 Billion In First 100 Days of 2009

10/19/2007
What's Linux worth? The question has been a favorite of technology groups and cocktail party conversations ever since a character named Jeff V. Merkey offered $50,000 for a copy of Linux. The offer was a ploy. Merkey wanted it under the BSD license, which would have undermined the terms of the GPL. So he didn't get it. But we know, at least, that $50,000 proved to be a low bid.

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A Technology Bubble? No Burst In Sight

10/2/2007
It's a frequent, anxious query, made as the questioner looks over his shoulder at the shaky mortgage market: Are we in another technology bubble, one that will burst with the slightest jar? I'm sure we're not, but it's hard to explain why.

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