Re: Speculations on oracle buying sun

From: Palooka <>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 01:43:57 +0100
Message-ID: <hF8Hl.44473$rk7.42632_at_newsfe05.ams2>

hpuxrac wrote:
> 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.

MySQL has little or nothing to with it. Oracle wants an OS, and a hardware base, so that it can sell the complete stack.

Palooka Received on Mon Apr 20 2009 - 19:43:57 CDT

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