HP vs Oracle Court Case: Itanium Is Still Dead

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Sure, HP and Oracle are locked in the Itanium legal feud. But it’s time for the media to state the obvious — yet again: Itanium was dead (or at least doomed) long before Oracle killed development for the 64-bit HP-Intel chip. So why did Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) and HP (NYSE: HPQ) wind up in court over a dead, er… struggling, microprocessor? The answer involves Mark Hurd. As you’ll recall… Oracle hired Hurd as president after Hewlett-Packard’s board fired Hurd as CEO. When Oracle hired Hurd, HP sued to block the move. As part of the ensuing settlement, Oracle a (IT news)