Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Wed 27th Aug 2008 17:09 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Oracle and SUN Dropping profits and stock prices have analysts speculating that Sun could be a target for either acquisition or a restructuring in which the company would sell off parts of the business and focus on a smaller set of technologies. In a July 31 report, the 451 Group analyst firm raised the possibility of Sun being acquired: 'Sun's sunken stock price creates a relative bargain considering its roughly $4 billion cash on hand, sizeable intellectual property and patent portfolio, and of course, its respected technology and products'.
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by Manuma on Wed 27th Aug 2008 19:25 UTC
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My guess is that .NET + Windows 2003 Server + Intel are a cheaper invertion than Java + Sun Servers. That is a lethal combination for Sun.

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by satan666 on Wed 27th Aug 2008 19:29 in reply to "..."
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2008-04-18

My guess is that .NET + Windows 2003 Server + Intel are a cheaper invertion than Java + Sun Servers. That is a lethal combination for Sun.

My guess is that Java + Linux + whatever is cheaper than .NET + Windows 2003 Server + Intel

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by PlatformAgnostic on Thu 28th Aug 2008 02:43 in reply to "RE: ..."
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2006-01-02

Maybe it is, but even if that's the case it doesn't exactly help Sun.

This is all analyst speculation, though. Sun has some pretty good technology, so they might be able to pull it together if they regroup and focus on a tighter set of products and services.

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