Oracle picks up pieces with $7.4 bill...

Oracle picks up pieces with $7.4 billion offer for Sun Microsys...

There are 2 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 20, 2009, titled Oracle picks up pieces with $7.4 billion offer for Sun Microsys.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Oracle Corp. pounced on Sun Microsystems Inc. in a $7.4 billion deal Monday after rival IBM Corp.

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Geneva, IL

#1 Apr 20, 2009
Good. IBM would have ruined Sun

Denver, CO

#2 Apr 20, 2009
"Its high-end products, built on Sun's proprietary systems and its own microprocessors, suffered against less-expensive rivals that used industry-standard technologies such as chips from Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and software from Microsoft."

Microsoft? Anyone familiar with the industry knows the main OS that Sun was competing with was Linux. Microsoft was a factor, but they are not as strong in the server market (where Sun mostly plays) as they are in the personal OS market, and certainly not the dominant force in Internet servers.

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