Re: Speculations on oracle buying sun

From: Palooka <>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 01:59:42 +0100
Message-ID: <3_tHl.56241$eO4.39992_at_newsfe09.ams2>

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...)

Hardware? I'll take a Xbox, if it's cheap enough. But then I'll install Linux on it.

Palooka Received on Tue Apr 21 2009 - 19:59:42 CDT

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