Oracle to purchase Sun Microsystems?
aaron.toponce at gmail.com
Sun May 17 23:11:41 MDT 2009
On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 09:31:19PM -0600, Kenneth Burgener wrote:
> I was reading an article ("Oracle: SELECT * FROM Sun" ) discussing
> Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems . The article speculates on
> the effect this could have on various Sun backed projects such as MySQL,
> Java, Solaris, and OpenOffice. Oracle Database is a direct competitor
> with MySQL. Do you think Oracle will continue to support MySQL, or will
> it will morph into an "Oracle Express Edition"? Do you think the
> acquisition will have a positive or negative impact on these important
Actually, I'm more interested in Oracle acquiring Virtual Iron. This
acquisition tells me Oracle isn't interested in Sun's xVM. Why purchae a
directly competing product to the one you just purchase months prior?
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