Re: Speculations on oracle buying sun

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 16:59:49 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <gsku24$6dm$>

On Tue, 21 Apr 2009 23:05:12 +1000, Noons wrote:

> hpuxrac wrote,on my timestamp of 21/04/2009 10:37 AM:

>> 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.

> None whatsoever.
> This is a direct shot at Microsoft. Balmer was stuck for words to
> comment on it, because M$ essentially has no way of responding to this.
> In another coupla years Oracle is gonna have a turn-key solution to beat
> Win-servers out of DCs.
> Microsoft's response will be to get into hardware as well, but it's a
> bit too late. I can see it already:
> Balmer: Dell, are you for sale?
> Dell: Get lost!
> Balmer: AMD, are you for sale?
> AMD: Say *wot*?
> Balmer: Lenovo, are you for sale?
> Lenovo: Solly, no speak engrish
> Balmer: anyone for sale out there, we need to buy a server maker?
> (silence...)

How about HP? Scott McNeally once said it is a nice printer company. They have servers, too. There is one more company, that does AIX, zOS and some P6 boxes, too. If MS buys them, the circle of life would be complete and could all peacefully wait for 12/21/2009, allegedly the end of the world.

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