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To: alydar who wrote (64758)11/18/2008 4:01:42 PM
From: alydar
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Hi,

It is rumored that Chuck Philips, Co-President of Oracle, is in the running for CTO of the United States. This might be a good indication of where the U.S. Govt. will be spending capital to modernize it's archaic IT infrastructure.

Alydar

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To: alydar who wrote (64759)12/3/2008 8:56:52 PM
From: cfimx
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make they can buy some of sun's FREE software.

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To: cfimx who wrote (64760)12/17/2008 10:49:16 AM
From: alydar
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Pretty good article,

seekingalpha.com

Alydar

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From: E_K_S1/27/2009 4:07:11 PM
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Sun Microsystems Reports Results for the Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2009

"...Net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2009 on a GAAP basis was $209 million, or $(0.28) per share on a diluted basis..."

biz.yahoo.com

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To: E_K_S who wrote (64762)1/27/2009 9:39:55 PM
From: MacRules
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Sun 10 Containers / LDOM has excellent designs / features.
But business on Sparc is shaky, there are more customers switch to x86 Solaris; maybe it is a good sign.

I do like a lot Linux / Ubuntu; my daily laptop is HP / Ubuntu.

There are lessons, good products do not always win though.

Ubuntu is nice, decent; not only good, it is hard to beat.

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To: Charles Tutt who wrote (64743)2/24/2009 9:09:29 PM
From: Mark O. Halverson
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HMMM.....

HP and Sun Microsystems to Announce Partnership Agreement During Live Audio Webcasts
Business Wire
Posted: 2009-02-24 17:00:00
HP (NYSE:HPQ):

What:
HP and Sun Microsystems will jointly conduct live audio webcasts to announce details regarding their newly expanded partnership agreement. Two live presentations, intended to separately reach regional audiences, will allow for global media participation.

Who:
The audio webcast of the conference calls will be hosted by Mark Potter, senior vice president and general manager of ESS Infrastructure Software and Blades at HP, and John Fowler, executive vice president of Systems at Sun Microsystems.

When: Wed., Feb. 25, 11 a.m. EST/8 a.m. PST and 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST

Where: HP.com:
h71028.www7.hp.com


Sun.com:
sun.com


Replay: A replay of the audio webcast will be available at the same website shortly after the call and will remain available for approximately three months.

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To: Mark O. Halverson who wrote (64764)2/25/2009 12:53:18 AM
From: QwikSand
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Ooh, let's start a pool.

My guess: Sun stops selling computers and starts selling frozen yogurt in the HP employees' cafeteria. In exchange, HP says something nice about Java, twice, and receives all of Sun's net assets. JAVA shareholders get a coupon good for a free frozen yogurt next time they visit the HP campus, one coupon per share up to a maximum of five.

--QS

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From: E_K_S2/26/2009 10:30:38 PM
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Sun puts Solaris on HP servers
Deal inked
theinquirer.net

SUN AND HP have agreed to a new deal which will see Solaris offered on HP's servers.

HP said will bundle and support the Sun operating system on several of its ProLiant and blade server models, alongside Windows Server and Linux. The companies also plan to work on future server models equipped with both Solaris and OpenSolaris.

"The endorsement of Solaris on HP ProLiant dramatically expands the available market for Solaris on x86 servers, building on the largest installed-base of any commercial UNIX and Linux distribution," said Sun executive vice president of systems John Fowler.

"The growing demand and ecosystem around Solaris helps to further propel its adoption, along with breakthrough technologies like ZFS and DTrace, and outstanding operational economics and market-leading support for thousands of ISVs and applications." µ

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To: E_K_S who wrote (64766)2/27/2009 3:41:04 AM
From: QwikSand
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Let's see, if memory serves, the first announcement about an Intel OEM "offering and supporting" Solaris on their boxes was made in 1991 by what was then called SunSoft, the software "planet" of the ill-fated and relatively short-lived reorganization of Sun into specialized business units for hardware, software, printers, service, etc. Actually Eric Schmidt ran one of these "planets" at the time, reporting to McNealy.

In fact, in 1991 Ed Zander, who ran SunSoft, put together a whole lineup of OEM's who got up on a stage before a few reporters and in effect said "sure, we don't care if another operating system is available on our boxes, as long as it doesn't cost us anything to develop or distract us from selling the important stuff".

The announcement in the long term yielded negligible revenues to Sun judging from publicly available data. The important stuff for these OEM's was Windows. And besides, the same OEM's said pretty much the same thing about SCO Unix at the time (which might well not be the case this go-round).

This present HP announcement is not only a non-event, it is the stale and desperate echo of a prior 18-year-old non-event. An announcement like this means something if and only if a substantial purchase order from HP to Sun is connected with it. Endorsements are worth (your favorite uselessness metaphor goes here).

Time will tell what they actually "plan to work on".

--QS

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From: Sr K3/18/2009 3:13:11 AM
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TECHNOLOGY MARCH 19, 2009 IBM in Talks to Buy Sun in Bid to Add To Web Heft

online.wsj.com

By MATTHEW KARNITSCHNIG, WILLIAM M. BULKELEY and JUSTIN SCHECK
International Business Machines Corp. is in talks to buy Sun Microsystems Inc. in a combination that would bolster IBM's heft on the Internet, in data storage and in government and telecommunications areas, according to people familiar with the matter.

The two companies have a common interest in that both make computer systems for corporate customers that aren't reliant on Microsoft Corp.'s Windows software or Intel Corp.'s microprocessor technologies. The two companies are also strong supporters of open-source Linux and Java software for Web application development.

It is unclear whether the negotiations will result in a transaction, but if the deal does go through, IBM is likely to pay at least $6.5 billion in cash to acquire Sun, the people said. That would translate into a premium of about 100% over Sun's closing price Tuesday of $4.97 a share on the Nasdaq Stock Market.

Any transaction would strengthen IBM's position against Hewlett-Packard Co., the largest company in the information technology industry. It could be the largest acquisition in IBM's history, surpassing the acquisition of Cognos Inc. last year.

People familiar with the matter cautioned that while talks are under way, a transaction might not occur. Ian Colley, a spokesman for IBM, declined to comment on questions about any talks with Sun.

Sun shares have plummeted over the past year, battered by the economy as well as competitors who have outpaced it in the competitive back-office computing market.

In recent months, Sun has approached a number of large tech companies in the hopes of being acquired, say people familiar with the matter. The world's largest tech company, Hewlett-Packard, declined the offer, says a person briefed on the matter. A spokesman for Dell Inc., the world's third-largest server maker, declined to comment.

The deal would bolster IBM's position as the world's largest server maker. According to analysis firm IDC, IBM had 31.4% of the market last year; H-P was second with 29.5%, and Dell third with 11.6%. Sun ranked fourth, at 10.6%.

In recent years, the market for servers has shifted from the huge, custom-built "mainframes" that IBM dominates to vast numbers of standardized computers. By pushing standardized servers, H-P has made inroads on IBM.

Write to Matthew Karnitschnig at matthew.karnitschnig@wsj.com, William M. Bulkeley at bill.bulkeley@wsj.com and Justin Scheck at justin.scheck@wsj.com

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