Week in Numbers: Linux's billions

This week in the world of business technology, pay cuts, job cuts, and billions in earnings for Linux.

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This week in the world of business technology, Oracle's head honcho - and forth richest man in the world - takes a massive pay cut, Fujitsu announces that its laying off 1,200 people at its UK operations, and Global Gaming Factory's bid to buy out The Pirate Bay gets the go ahead from its shareholders.

One - This week news surfaced that Oracle's main man, Larry Ellison, had agreed to take a pay cut that will see him receive a $1 salary in 2010. While this is a massive pay cut, Ellison will still receive regular dividends from his stock options and additional payments from bonuses.

42 - Google added another string to its bow this week through the addition of a new feature that allows users to translate documents into 42 different languages inside its Docs word processor.

1,200 - Fujitsu Services is looking to cut 1,200 people from its 12,500 UK staff after generating lower than expected revenue this year.

60,000 - This week reports claimed that a 'trojan cocktail' containing a mix of backdoors, password stealers, and downloadable programmes had hit over 60,000 legitimate websites across the UK and US.

47 million - Global Gaming Factory's (GGF) bid to buy controversial file sharing site The Pirate Bay was approved this week by its shareholders.

$1 billion - Analyst firm IDC claimed that Linux operating system software revenue is expected to top 1 billion by 2012.

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