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The iPad is a fascinating toy for those with the money. A useful toy, but still a toy...

Perhaps this kind of thinking is why there are no successful iPad competitors yet.
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Yea, this about sums up HP's moves, video:

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/08/...lers-touchpad/

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In addition to issues related to its PC PSG business and WebOS hardware, Apotheker also described the company's squabble with Oracle, which has pulled support for Intel's Itanium processor from its database and ERP software. That decision hit HP hard, because it forces its customers with HP-UX Itanium-based servers to either buy new equipment to run Oracle's latest software, or to continue to use their existing software knowing that existing bugs won't be fixed.

Oracle, which recently acquired Sun, is now recommending its own Sun hardware, and claims that while HP tried to negotiate a contract with Oracle that would guarantee continued support for Itanium, Oracle never agreed to those terms. Further, Oracle says HP knew that Intel eventually planned to terminate its Itanium hardware platform, and that HP's lawsuit demanding that Oracle reverse its decision to support Itanium servers was "utterly malicious and meritless."

In an update to this old thread, it seems Oracle is the one coming out on the bad end of the Itanium deal they had with HP.  A few days ago the courts came back with a decision that Oracle failed to keep it's terms with HP, breaching its contract by dropping support for Itanium. In the upcoming damages phase it's possible they may be ordered to pay HP billions as part of the settlement.

 

Courtrooms haven't been friendly to Oracle this year.

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/ad6a5ec0-dc27-11e1-86f8-00144feab49a.html#axzz22La6h9v4

 

EDIT: And to pile on the bad legal news for Oracle, the EU had to get it's licks in too,

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d54ff9e6-c515-11e1-b6fd-00144feabdc0.html#axzz22La6h9v4


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