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[3]: why?
by segedunum on Wed 18th Mar 2009 16:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: why?"
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IBM Symphony is also based off of OpenOffice and IBM is pushing it as a replacement for MS Office. This move could help them embolden Symphony.

Symphony is a failure and I wish IBM would actually 'get' that they should change tac and learn from their failures in the face of Microsoft, Windows and Office. Lotus software is a shadow of its former self because IBM doesn't get that it is a platform rather than a product and the only way you'll make headway against Office now is to have something free.

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