[rescue] Transplanting a Sun Fire V210 motherboard - PSU requirements?`

Andrew Jones andrew at jones.ec
Mon Mar 4 11:10:34 CST 2013

On 03/04/2013 11:39 AM, Cory Smelosky wrote:
> Definitely think they wanted Sun for the patents...not the products or the
> customer base.

When they bought Sun, the firm had a pile of cash and assets but had 
been losing money every year.

Oracle swore they would make 3+ billion in profits off Sun in the first 
year.  The press guffawed.  Oracle did it.  However we scorn their 
policies, it seems to be working.

Lastly: Oracle only paid 7.5 billion for Sun.  They probably paid for 
the entire deal in the first two years.  Even if they lost 90% of Sun's 
customers afterwards, they still come out way ahead on cost-of-capital.

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