[rescue] Oracle making just a little harder to keep old machines in use

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Wed May 5 12:43:22 CDT 2010

On 05/05/10 13:16, Jonathan Patschke wrote:
> On Wed, 5 May 2010, gsm at mendelson.com wrote:
>> I think the whole point of Oracle buying Sun is that no other US company
>> was interested and the US government did not want it to go overseas.
> You've forgotten that IBM actually attempted to buy Sun before Sun shut
> the deal down?  IBM's offer was 95% as high as what Oracle ended up
> paying, so it's not that IBM had low-balled them.

I didn't realize that it was *Sun* that had shut down the deal.  That
was not the brightest thing Sun ever did.

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