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    News - Oracle snatches Sun away from IBM

    Enterprise software giant Oracle has swooped for Sun Microsystems after IBM pulled out of acquisition.
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    Re: News - Oracle snatches Sun away from IBM

    Quote Originally Posted by Oracle CEO
    combining best-in-class enterprise software and mission-critical computing systems,
    I take it Oracle's CEO has never actually tried using any of their software then...

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    Re: News - Oracle snatches Sun away from IBM

    Interesting acquisition can’t really see what they are going to do with it…

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    Re: News - Oracle snatches Sun away from IBM

    Quote Originally Posted by Singh400 View Post
    Interesting acquisition can’t really see what they are going to do with it…
    Make Oracle only run on Sun hardware? Would be a great move for Microsoft if they did hehe

    They will probably try and push the hardware with the software now - citing tighter integration and better support or something similar.
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    Re: News - Oracle snatches Sun away from IBM

    Wave goodbye to MySql...

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    Re: News - Oracle snatches Sun away from IBM

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz View Post
    Wave goodbye to MySql...
    Not necessarily - it is open source - there is nothing to stop the developers from developing it and to offer (paid for) support. It might falter for a while, but I doubt it will go away.
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    Re: News - Oracle snatches Sun away from IBM

    Still have a soft spot for "Sun" (having been working on Solaris for the best part of the last 10 years) so happy to see that they have found a "suitor" now.

    Have to say though that their hardware although reliable, even on non sparc systems always seems to come at a premium.

    Be interesting to see how they start to market themselves now.

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    Re: News - Oracle snatches Sun away from IBM

    TBH we've had nothing but failure issues with both modern AMD64 Sunfires, and classic big bastard SPARC boxes

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    Re: News - Oracle snatches Sun away from IBM

    I'm supporting a big bunch of Sun kit at the moment, running Solaris 10. It's a LOT better than it used to be. Hopefully ZFS will be relicensed into the Open Source community.

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    Re: News - Oracle snatches Sun away from IBM

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    I take it Oracle's CEO has never actually tried using any of their software then...
    I used to hate it, but now it's not so bad... Just gotta treat it nice and it'll treat you nice!

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    Re: News - Oracle snatches Sun away from IBM

    Quote Originally Posted by tiggerai View Post
    I used to hate it, but now it's not so bad... Just gotta treat it nice and it'll treat you nice!
    At least Solaris 10 has begun to SLOWLY replace the culture of "retarded by default because of tradition" that's always done my head in.

    /bin/sh as default editor? /bin/ed as default editor? Why bother even turning up if you're gonna play silly buggers?

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    Re: News - Oracle snatches Sun away from IBM

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    At least Solaris 10 has begun to SLOWLY replace the culture of "retarded by default because of tradition" that's always done my head in.

    /bin/sh as default editor? /bin/ed as default editor? Why bother even turning up if you're gonna play silly buggers?
    It's the stupid keyboard layout that gets me. Absolutely criminal.

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