Oracle to purchase Sun Microsystems?

Aaron Toponce aaron.toponce at
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" [1]) discussing  
> Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems [2].  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  
> projects?

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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