Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Apr 2009 00:04 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
In the News We've been following the recent news about IBM potentially buying Sun, and the internet had more or less accepted that big blue was going to be the new owners of Sun Microsystems. However, the omnipresent "people close to the matter" have told the New York Times that IBM has withdrawn its offer, and that the deal is now off.
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Hurrah! (Sort of)
by Phillip.Fayers on Mon 6th Apr 2009 10:18 UTC
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IBM/Sun didn't really sound like a good idea for Sun so its sort of good news that it may be over (if it was ever happening in the first place).

Like others I think Novell (or Dell) would be better options for Sun to merge with (or get acquired by) - Fujitsu would be another option too. Whatever happens if Sun are going to be a significant force in the industry they need to fix the basic problem - being really bad at selling the great technology they make.

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