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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...and how much sense will it make for IBM
by usr0 on Wed 18th Mar 2009 14:06 UTC
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...to finance the NetBeans IDE devlopment. Eclipse is IBM's child and NetBeans (Sun) a direct competitor. So will NetBeans development be dropped? NetBeans is a really nice IDE and can easily compete with Eclipse.

And what is about VirtualBox? Does IBM have a competitive solution for desktop virtualization? I do not know any but is desktop virtualization even an issues for IBM? Will VirtualBox also be dropped?

These are just two products that do not fit in IBM's portfolio.

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