Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Apr 2009 11:53 UTC, submitted by tsedlmeyer
Oracle and SUN We've been debating the merits of a possible IBM-Sun deal for a while now, and even Sun itself seemed to be in the dark as to if it would be a good idea to be bought by IBM. These debates are now all moot: in a surprise move (at least, I didn't see any speculation about it) Oracle has bought Sun Microsystems, at USD 9.50 a share, which equates to a total of 7.4 billion USD. The news got out through a press release.
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RE: Very bad news !
by sbenitezb on Mon 20th Apr 2009 13:31 UTC in reply to "Very bad news !"
sbenitezb
Member since:
2005-07-22

Google is an internet services company. Not a hardware company, not a software company. All software it produces is totally geared to be used in the "cloud". It may not have any interest in hardware or server OS or desktop suite. Maybe in MySQL.

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RE[2]: Very bad news !
by boulabiar on Mon 20th Apr 2009 13:47 in reply to "RE: Very bad news !"
boulabiar Member since:
2009-04-18

But Google maybe interested in
MySQL,
ZFS,
Java (to improvePython ?)
OpenSolaris (to improve his Linux ?)
Netbeans (To remake it to GWT Developer)

There was many technology in SUN to wonder it

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RE[3]: Very bad news !
by sbenitezb on Mon 20th Apr 2009 14:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Very bad news !"
sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

Google doesn't need to buy anything. They already have access to opensource technology and as per the license they don't have to distribute anything as long as the binaries stay in their machines. So how do you know they aren't already using ZFS or opensolaris code in Linux? The fact is ZFS can't be integrated in Linux because then you have to distribute linux source. But you can integrate it inhouse without the world ever knowing. They could be using ZFS right now.

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