Speculations on oracle buying sun

From: hpuxrac <johnbhurley_at_sbcglobal.net>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 17:37:11 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <c981c935-80e1-447f-92aa-76434f2c1821_at_k2g2000yql.googlegroups.com>

Certainly the java software may have been part of the appeal.

How about the operating system ... will that mean anything at all?

Perhaps there is actually a chance that oracle will now ship patchset and for Solaris x86 64 ... maybe. That was supposed to be here "any month" for a very very long time.

My guess is that the other database thing ( is that MySQL ? ) may have been a factor if Sun is still controlling that software ... but isn't someone taking a fork of MySQL in another direction already ( away from Sun ? )?

Compared to some of the many many acquisitions that oracle has made over the last years this move has many possible angles it will be interesting to see if and what impact is made on the oracle on linux evangelism. Received on Mon Apr 20 2009 - 19:37:11 CDT

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