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2009/4/20-23 [Computer/SW/Database] UID:52876 Activity:nil
4/19    ORCL u SUNW = ORCL.
        What is Larry Ellison thinking? What is he going to do with a bunch of
        legacy Sun hardware that no one uses anymore, its fading workstation
        customer base, and open source Sun MySQL that doesn't even generate
        revenue? I really don't get all this acquisition business.
        \_ A lot of big companies still use big, fat Sun hardware. Or use
           smaller Sun boxes but use them because of Solaris.
           \_ and Solaris runs on cheap PCs too!
        \_ Perhaps they want control of Java.
           \_ Java is sooooo dead.
              \_ sooo dead, no. sooo 90s, yes.
               \_ Please, in 98 or 99 Java was just starting to look viable
                  for anything real.  And Java will be one of the dominant
                  workhorse languages for at least a decade still.
                 \_ do tell me what are the "in" thing in this century that can
                    replace J2EE over night.   I think Oracle can dump Sun's
                    hardware for nothing still got a bargain... 5.6B for
                    putting a hand on IBM's throat *AND* kill MySQL?
                    \_ MySQL is GPL and has a lot of momentum in the
                       community; I don't think Oracle can kill it even
                       if they want to.  -tom
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