Posts Tagged ‘sun’

IBM on Oracle buying a sunset company like Sun

April 27th, 2009

To continue my previous post where Oracle announced to buy Sun Microsystems for a staggering $7.4 billion.  I have been wondering why IBM decided to back-out from buying Sun.  Click here to find out.  It’s quite a long list of why Oracle should not buy a sunset company like Sun according to IBM.

Why am I posting as a third-hand source of this information?  Because this article is authored by Robert X. Cringely.  What!  You don’t know who Robert X. Cringely is?  Geez, if you belong to the IT world you owe it to yourself to look after the best of what he has authored/hosted so far:

Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can’t Get a Date (1992, 1996) – I have actually not read this book yet, but I know it exists!  And that it became the pre-cursor to the next item here.

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