Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Mar 2009 23:18 UTC
In the News A week ago, we reported that IBM was in acquisition talks with Sun. Sun has been in trouble for a while now, and has been shopping around the Valley for a potential buyers for the company. This report came from "people familiar with the matter", but it seems that we now have a confirmation from none other than Intel's CEO, Paul Otellini.
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RE[5]: What about Java?
by lenrek on Mon 30th Mar 2009 04:28 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: What about Java?"
lenrek
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When you state that SUN doesnt make money out of Java, is it something you know, wish it would be so, or just sheer phantasies?
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I am not trying to take side, but, AFAIK, Sun doesn't make much money out of Java.

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11 march 2009, SUNs CEO blogs
http://blogs.sun.com/jonathan/
"For those that continue to ask if we make money with Java, the answer is yes, it's on a ramp to hit about $250m this year - one of our best businesses - and that's just Java on consumer devices, excluding servers"
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Err... From what I have read, Sun revenue per quarter is about a few billions. So, for a whole year, it should be around 10 billions.

Hence, $250m a year, is really very small contribution to the overall revenue. If, $250m is indeed one of their "best" businesses, then I think, it is a worrying sign for Sun.

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