Monty Widenius, one of the original founders of MySQL, has called for Oracle to sell off the open source database so that its pending acquisition of Sun will not reduce choice in the marketplace.
But as I explore Microsoft’s latest operating system, I find myself wondering why Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade, the main version for consumers, costs $120.
Will home users pay that price? I’m betting they won’t. True, some Microsoft diehards will line up on October 22 to grab the first copies of Win 7, but most consumers will spot the price tag and walk away.