Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Mar 2009 11:48 UTC, submitted by PLan
In the News In a move that would certainly shake up the computer industry quite a bit, IBM is reportedly in talks with Sun Microsystems about the possibility of IBM acquiring Sun. Sun is going through hard times at the moment, and has been actively looking for someone to be acquired by.
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RE: Will OpenSolaris survive?
by spiderman on Wed 18th Mar 2009 12:47 UTC in reply to "Will OpenSolaris survive?"
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I don't think they will kill it either. If they wanted to kill something they would kill AIX and replace it with Solaris. What would they win by buying something to kill it? Solaris is one of the best products out there. If they buy it and not leverage it in their offering, they are plain idiots who burn money for the sake of it. I don't think IBM executives are idiots, they probably know full well the value of Solaris. If they buy Sun, IBM will take the number one spot again and their offering won't be matched by any other corporation in the world, and they get that for very cheap since Sun is currently massively undervalued by the market.

In my opinion, that would be a Good Thing for IBM, a Good Thing for Sun and a Good Thing for the world.

Edited 2009-03-18 12:53 UTC

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