[Beowulf] Oracle buys Sun
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Mon Apr 20 06:51:23 PDT 2009
On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 1:42 PM, Robert G. Brown <rgb at phy.duke.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Apr 2009, Chris Dagdigian wrote:
>> It's official:
> Guess that means Oracle is no longer looking at Red Hat...;-)
> Maybe IBM will turn around and buy Red Hat. Which would actually be a
> brilliant move on their part, I think. I even think IBM corporate
> culture has come far enough that they MIGHT be able to cope with being a
> premier non-proprietary resource provider for the OS community.
> It looks like the price per share isn't substantially different from
> what IBM was offering, but either way, this is a much better fit. IBM
> and Sun have been natural competitors for years; Oracle and Sun have
> been natural partners.
Except when it comes to RDBMS.
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