Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Sep 2009 14:51 UTC, submitted by Hendrik Wouters
Oracle and SUN While the US Department of Justice has already given the green light to Sun's purchase by Oracle, the European Commission is a little more weary about possible antitrust issues. Neelie Kroes, EU commissioner for competition, is especially worried about the future of Sun's open source endeavours, specifically MySQL.
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EU clowns sell the IT world to IBM
by spanglywires on Thu 3rd Sep 2009 20:07 UTC
spanglywires
Member since:
2006-10-23

Total clowns...

IBM is now tearing the remaining life out of whats left as Sun remains frozen.

Antitrust against Oracle/Sun? Wake up EU - IBM is the one to watch out for, I've said it before and I'll say it again, Microsoft wish they knew half of the tricks that the B in IBM uses.

This merger is all that saves us from IBM. At least since IBM turned down buying Sun, they can't have a say on this.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Microsoft wish they knew half of the tricks that the B in IBM uses.


Which would be why most of the world is using OS/2 while NT is left to rot on a small handful of devices?

...Or why Lotus Smart Suite is currently the industry standard office suite?

...Or why more developers use Eclipse rather than Visual Studio?

I could go on listing examples of excellent IBM products they have which failed to gain/retain market significance.

So in short: Once upon a time, you'd have a point, but IBM are no longer the dominating force and claiming that Microsoft envy IBMs business stratergys/products is a little misguided.

Edited 2009-09-04 12:19 UTC

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19


...Or why more developers use Eclipse rather than Visual Studio?


Do you know the statistics? Or are trying to make them up and think they are real? The fact is, that we do not know how many people use Eclipse over VS. Eclipse is used in far more products than just Eclipse Java IDE.

So in short: Once upon a time, you'd have a point, but IBM are no longer the dominating force and claiming that Microsoft envy IBMs business stratergys/products is a little misguided.


Microsoft knows a lot of strategy and tactics used at IBM. In fact most tactics Microsoft used were actually from IBM originally. And Microsoft probably do envy IBM for their stranglehold on the mainframe market.

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