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  • joshuapurcell
    started a topic IBM Buying Sun?

    IBM Buying Sun?

    This new just came out today, and while it isn't verified by either party from what I've read the rumors are growing. There is much overlap between the two companies, but at the same time each company has many well known offerings that have no competitor in the other's lineup. These two companies merging would be huge for me, as I use both company's tools on a daily basis (IBM's out of necessity and Sun's out of choice). While I'm very excited about this merger happening, I hope that the overlap between offerings ends up with the best product being offered instead of offering something just because it has more backing from the upper management, more market share, or some other lesser reason. At least in the case of many of Sun's better products they are open source, so those products aren't going anywhere.

  • deanjo
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    Well it looks like the MySQL devs are fleeing a sinking ship and forking because of the Oracle acquisition.
    http://monty-says.blogspot.com/2009/...o-be-free.html

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  • RobbieAB
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    It does line up an interesting Small Business Server product, a market IBM don't seem interested in. Solaris/Apache+Tomcat/OracleSQL should make a compelling competitor to Windows/IIS/MS-SQL, given the reputation of the various products. Afterall, it does take one of the most revered server OSes and match it with one of the most revered RDBMS SQL engines, and wraps it up nicely with the most commodity of the server side application engines.

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by Kano View Post
    IBM got lucky not to buy Sun. Usually those huge companies are overpriced. When you look at AMD then they never got back on track after buying ATI. That's only for burning money. Joining efforts would not require to buy a company.
    I was thinking something like that may be a possibility too. IBM may have very well been suckering Oracle into buying them. It's great timing to force the competitions hand into making a heavy investment.

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  • Kano
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    IBM got lucky not to buy Sun. Usually those huge companies are overpriced. When you look at AMD then they never got back on track after buying ATI. That's only for burning money. Joining efforts would not require to buy a company.

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  • kraftman
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    Originally posted by alazyworkaholic View Post
    Earlier I asked if IBM would have Sun continue to support openoffice & got good news. What'll happen with it now?
    I suppose it will be given to community.

    Btw. here's interesting article:

    http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS2829525484.html

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  • alazyworkaholic
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    & openoffice?

    Earlier I asked if IBM would have Sun continue to support openoffice & got good news. What'll happen with it now?

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  • sreyan
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    Not sure if this bodes well for java or zfs actually becoming more open.

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  • joffe
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    Oracle is a btrfs supporter.

    Going by their statements today they're gonna be pushing for Solaris (I am happy, more happy than if IBM had bought them anyway..), perhaps their Red Hat/btrfs dabblings will come to an end?

    Now one just has to sit and wait to see what will happen to Solaris.. No more OpenSolaris? Forking of Solaris code to a proprietary project? Or just business as usual?

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  • jadrevenge
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    Oracle have bought SUN!

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/04...acle_buys_sun/

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