Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Aug 2013 11:48 UTC
Oracle and SUN

Business magnate Larry Ellison thinks that without Steve Jobs -- "our Edison" and "our Picasso" -- Apple corporation is in trouble.

Larry Ellison was one of Jobs' closest friends. Then again, this is the same Ellison who presided over one of the most idiotic and - for Oracle - disastrous lawsuits in technology history.

Update: A few new tidbits from the interview: Google is "completely evil" because of Java, and the mass surveillance by the US government is "absolutely necessary". So, aside from being utterly delusional (the Google and Java thing), he also does not believe in civil rights, and would much rather everyone give up their privacy and right to free speech.

What a tool. No wonder nobody cares about Oracle.

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by ishtar on Tue 13th Aug 2013 14:13 UTC
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Jobs was too implicated in the company - until the end - to not have the biggest effect on the company. As a long time Apple product user, I can clearly see the quality of the devices going downhill. The quality of their support is also going down. Sales of their products are going WAY down.

I can honestly say I probably won't be buying Apple products in the next couple of years unless things change drastically. Paying overpriced products is good when the quality is in it; now Apple are just turning into Sony (ouch!).

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