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?"
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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?

I am not trying to take side, but, AFAIK, Sun doesn't make much money out of Java.

11 march 2009, SUNs CEO blogs
"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"

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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RE[6]: What about Java?
by Kebabbert on Mon 30th Mar 2009 14:18 in reply to "RE[5]: What about Java?"
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The question is not about that. Some moron stated that SUN is not making money out of Java, without knowing anything about that matter. That is clearly wrong.

As for "best business", you dont have all the facts, do you? It could be that the lion share of the income SUN has to fight very hard for. And it could be that the Java business is easy.

If I could sell air for a minor profit, that would be extremely good business. And if I could handle nuclear waste for a large amount of money, that could potentially be very risky and could punish me severely, with large potential liabilities later. Taking risk is not always a good thing, it could be bad business.

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