Oracle Buying Sun Means Trouble for Microsoft

It's already looking like a bad week for Microsoft. Oracle Corporation buys Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion.

Oracle Buying Sun Means Trouble for Microsoft

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12 Comments (with 3 Conversations) on “Oracle Buying Sun Means Trouble for Microsoft”
  1. paolo b. says:

    They better keep MySQL and Java free. Hell will break loose if Sun doesn’t 😛

  2. Zaido_Rest_in_Peace says:

    it was been reported on the UNTV news earlier on this morning that sun microsystems and oracle r going to merge as one company.My God what is happening to this world right now????!!!! Is money now an important factor in the whole world right now instead of God?

  3. Zaido_Rest_in_Peace says:

    let me correct on this comment since I got mad yesterday.

    Yesterday,Sun microsystems and oracle bell are goin’ 2 merge as one company.It was been televised on the TV when I watched the TV Program on the UNTV program called Good Morning Kuya(Monday-Friday 4:45am 2 9:00am)during the “Hataw Balita”Segment.

    The post on this forum from Sir Mike is almost the same as it was since yesterday.

    It’s already looking like a bad week for Microsoft. First, Digg ditches their exclusive ad deal with the Redmond giant. Now, Oracle Corporation buys Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion. Oracle makes enterprise applications and database software that compete with Microsoft’s offerings.

    Sun created Java, a Windows-independent platform that’s scared the Hell out of Bill Gates for over a decade. Your phone is probably full of Java apps, as Java Platform Micro Edition is one of the things that’s kept Windows Mobile from dominating the cellphone market.

    Sun also maintains MySQL, the open-source database software that enables dynamic Web sites of all sizes, from Facebook to this blog. Since MySQL is free, it’s been kicking the snot out of Microsoft SQL Server all over the Web.

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, not usually a man lost for words, was caught off-guard by the Oracle-Sun tag team. “I just learnt it,” said Ballmer yesterday. “I need to think about it. I am very surprised.” Steve-O has a habit of throwing chairs when he’s frustrated; wonder how much furniture he’s wrecked in the last forty-eight hours.

    Flamboyant Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has long held a grudge against Microsoft. As industry experts note, Oracle is probably smart enough to keep MySQL free as a community offering, even though it partially competes with Oracle’s enterprise database offerings. With Oracle’s acquisition of Java and MySQL through Sun, Ellison just bought two very big sticks with which to pound Ballmer.

    • Bluzone says:

      Don’t forget that Sun is also the creator of OpenOffice, an alternative to Microsoft Office. 🙂

      • Zaido_Rest_in_Peace says:

        really?it wasn’t even mentioned in that program last Tuesday.It only mentioned on that show about Sun and Oracle r goin’ 2 merge as one company.But anyway thanks!!!!!

  4. Romeo says:

    Too bad the MySql founder wasn’t around when Oracle made the deal with sun.

  5. issai says:

    *sad face* will oracle kill mysql?

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