Oracle completes Sun acquisition

Posted by Bill Bradford on Jan 28, 2010

Oracle announced yesterday that it has completed the acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Tadpole/RDI Documentation Archive Created

Posted by Bill Bradford on Jan 27, 2010

I’ve started collecting documentation for Tadpole and RDI portable systems and putting it up at

If you have any documentation for Tadpole or RDI systems in an online format, please get in touch with me so that I can add it to the archive.

Commentary on the Oracle/Sun “Merger”

Posted by Bill Bradford on Jan 21, 2010

From Jim Gosling’s weblog:

Oracle / Sun Strategy Webcast, EU approves takeover purchase

Posted by Bill Bradford on Jan 21, 2010

Oracle will be holding a webcast detailing its plans for Sun on Wednesday, January 27 starting at 9am PT.

“Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, along with executives from Oracle and Sun, will outline the strategy for the combined companies, product roadmaps, and how customers will benefit from having all components – hardware, operating system, database, middleware, and applications – engineered to work together.”

In related news, the European Commission has unconditionally approved Oracle’s purchase of Sun.

Ten Reasons why Sun is Still Relevant

Posted by Bill Bradford on Jan 12, 2010

eWeek has published this slideshow with “10 Reasons Why Sun is Still Relevant (and one reason why not)”.

SPARC Enterprise 3000 gets a speed-bump

Posted by Bill Bradford on Jan 12, 2010

As described in this press release, the SPARC Enterprise 3000 is now available with the 2.76Ghz SPARC64-VII quad-core processor.