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Growth in the UK server market evaporated in Q2 as x86 platform sales dipped and the already dwindling base of non-x86 machines collapsed. According to abacus stroker IDC, UK factory revenues declined 14 per cent year-on-year to $481m and shipments fell three per cent to 73,000 units. In terms of market value, x86 sales …

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Arghh! My eyes!

Sorry, but the use of italics everywhere here just makes it look like someone screwed up the HTML.

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Re: Arghh! My eyes!

There are no italics in the article.. this sounds like a browser thing.

C.

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Re: Arghh! My eyes! @diodesign

ahem ..

... performance of x86 architecture can take on more workloads," he told The Channel ...

The font used does look thinner and spindlier than the rest of elReg. Not as comfortable to read. I suppose it could be mistaken for italics.

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"Oracle has placed all its bets behind software and engineered appliances, it's just given up on Sparc"

Those would be the appliances based on SPARC* chips, no?

*In uppercase. It's a TRADEMARK.

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eh?

I thought the world was supposed to be creaming itself over arm based servers by now?

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Currency

When did the $ become UK currency?

"UK factory revenues"??? We have UK server "factories"?

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Re: Currency

These are all US companies. They calculate stuff in dollars.

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Who's given up?

> "Oracle has placed all its bets behind software and engineered appliances, it's just given up on Sparc – at least that's what it looks like," said the IDC man.

Don' they mean, the customers have given up on SPARC, I'm sure Oracle would love to sell lots of the things but the party's moved on.

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Epic!

Erm, UK will be Dell only shortly, all run by armies of clueless muppets. Except for government IT which will be Fujitsu, and run by lower grade muppets. Seriously, the sooner we move to an economy driven solely by ringtones, advertising, payday loans, and moneysupermarket.com the better! Epic!

I'm moving to Switzerland.

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