Yahoo! Inc. on Monday will announce the acquisition of Konfabulator, a Macintosh and Windows application that allows users to run mini files known as Widgets on their desktop — the same model used by Apple for its Dashboard application. Yahoo! company executives said they would also be giving Konfabulator away for free, completely doing away with the US$19.95 currently charged for the product.
Also, If you have bought Konfabulator within the last 2 months, Yahoo will reimbursh you.
Konfabulator is a great widget program for Mac and Windows users, recently this past year it was made available for Windows users.
The next version of Windows will be named Vista. If you are unfamilar with the next version, it’s codename is Longhorn.
Oracle has finally caved?a little?to industry outrage over its refusal to get in line with competitors IBM and Microsoft and update its licensing policy to accommodate multicore chips.
Licensing terms for the Oracle Store Web site now state that, for the purposes of counting how many processors need to be licensed, a multicore chip with “n” cores will be multiplied by 0.75. Oracle will then round up fractions to the next whole number.
For example, if you have a multicore chip with 11 cores, multiply 11 by 0.75, which equals 8.25. Round that up to nine processors, and that’s what you’ll be paying for.
Notwithstanding the three-quarters rule, Oracle will count only one processor when licensing Oracle Standard Edition One or Standard Edition programs on servers with a maximum of one processor with one or two cores.
Oracle plans to host a conference call Friday to discuss what a spokesperson referred to as the company’s multicore pricing policy “update,” although one software pricing expert contacted for this story was unsure whether this was a licensing change or merely a clarification of existing policy.
[ source : eWeek ]
Once again, could Oracle be on the move for higher incentives for companies, purchasing its multi-core system? or just another way of getting Business to purchase their product?
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Cartoon Network announced its decision to air the controversial anime, Neon Genesis Evangelion, though the network has yet to announce a date or a time slot. All current details are here, though it has yet to be updated.