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[4]: Solaris is dead.
by sbergman27 on Wed 18th Mar 2009 22:31 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Solaris is dead. "
sbergman27
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They couldn't care less about solaris running on generic hardware other then the community building effect it has.

Especially when they already have an OS that does that, and in which they already have a marketing investment.

I think that IBM is more interested in finally having control over the Java brand then anything to do with Solaris.

That makes the most sense, yes.

I agree with what you were saying about opening solaris and that being a good thing for everyone else though.

I think that finally finding out whether OpenSolaris will sink or swim on its own is ultimately a good thing no matter which way it turns out.

Edited 2009-03-18 22:31 UTC

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