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How to install Windows 7 virtually on Mac OS X


There are a couple of ways for you to get Windows 7 up and running on your Intel powered Mac. Now, you can install the new Windows 7 Microsoft OS in a virtual environment on your Mac for free. Windows 7 remains on schedule for general availability on Christmas 2009.

Just follow these simple steps to get Windows 7 up and running in a virtual environment on your Mac in no time.

Firstly, you need to download and install VirtualBox (Mac, Windows), a free virtual environment developed by Sun Microsystems to let developers test out apps, or even run a new OS virtually, in this case, Windows 7.

One of the benefits with this method is the ability to run Windows 7 without having to restart your computer.

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Oracle to buy Sun Microsystems for $5.6B


Oracle has announced today they will acquire Sun Microsystems at $7.4 billion ($9.50 per share), or $5.6 billion net of Sun’s cash and debt.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said today in a conference call, “With the acquisition of Sun, Oracle is now able to make all of the pieces of the technology stack fit together and work well,”

Oracle expects Sun to add $1.5 billion to non-GAAP operating profits for 2009, and $2 billion for 2010. Read the full story

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