Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th May 2009 14:22 UTC
Oracle and SUN Ever since news got out that Oracle snapped up Sun Microsystems, a big question mark has been hanging over Sun's SPARC business. Would Oracle kill it off? Sell it? Or would they actually invest in creating a top-to-bottom hardware+software stack, like Apple and Cisco? Oracle's CEO has given the answer. And yes, that's a new category icon up there.
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Maybe you should be taking English lessons because if you actually read the QA...

> No, we are definitely not going to exit the hardware
business. While most hardware businesses are low-margin,
companies like Apple and Cisco enjoy very high-margins because
they do a good job of designing their hardware and software to
work together. If a company designs both hardware and software,
it can build much better systems than if they only design the
software. That's why Apple's iPhone is so much better than
Microsoft phones.

Like the poster said Oracle wants to control the entire stack and if you had paid attention to the original purchase this would have been a nobrainer from the perspective of Oracle.

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