Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

“It’s a setback for Oracle, in that the judge just wiped a billion dollars off their judgment. But $272 million is still a big number.”

Santa Clara University law professor Eric Goldman commenting on a court decision striking down a $1.3 billion award from SAP to Oracle (San Jose Mercury News)


“It’s also useful to note that the potential damage of cracking is far less than typical software repositories.” statement issued after revealing the key Linux development site was hacked (eSecurityPlanet)


“What we’re doing is letting our customers move from a very Windows-specific environment to the post-PC era.”

Raj Mallempati, Director Product Marketing, Enterprise Desktop Solutions at VMware commenting on VMware’s strategy and new desktop virtualization solutions (ServerWatch)

“RHEL 7 is two plus years out, which from an upstream perspective is pretty darn close.”

Ron Pacheco, Senior Director of Product Management at Red Hat commenting on the next major release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux which is set for release in 2013. (Datamation)


“We really do believe that PostgreSQL with its vibrant community and heritage of critical usage is a very good database for this purpose.”

David McJannet, VMware’s director of Cloud and Application Services explaining why VMware chose PostgreSQL to be the first database that his company supports as a service for virtual deployments. (DatabaseJournal)


Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at, the news service of, the network for technology professionals.

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