Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Apr 2009 11:53 UTC, submitted by tsedlmeyer
Oracle and SUN We've been debating the merits of a possible IBM-Sun deal for a while now, and even Sun itself seemed to be in the dark as to if it would be a good idea to be bought by IBM. These debates are now all moot: in a surprise move (at least, I didn't see any speculation about it) Oracle has bought Sun Microsystems, at USD 9.50 a share, which equates to a total of 7.4 billion USD. The news got out through a press release.
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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by FealDorf on Mon 20th Apr 2009 13:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
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Sun and Oracle had already said something like that in 2007; there was a bit of ruckus because of that when Sun acquired MySQL...

I don't think they're gonna put out Solaris anytime soon, like what you said. If they have a bit of better vision (which I like to expect from Schwartz), maybe they'll come up with something better than the "java desktop" gimmick.

If they put out Solaris it's to propagate Unbreakable, and that's pathetic.

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