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To: Mark O. Halverson who wrote (64839)4/22/2009 3:23:12 PM
From: Sr K
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Listen to the IBM Q1 cc Q&A (or maybe there is a transcript) and you'll change your mind.

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To: Mark O. Halverson who wrote (64839)6/25/2009 8:09:49 PM
From: benshultz
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I agree with you that Oracle is coming out of the merger in great shape. You mention that you are going to keep some of your Sun shares for a while but the merger is a cash buyout, you will get $9.50 for each of your shares. I am personally going to vote against the merger because, like many investors, I but puts as insurance against a collapse in my Sun shares price. Well, now that the merger was announced, my puts are out of the money. Oracle is not picking up the out of the money puts so they would expire worthless. It's better for me if no merger occurs. If it were an exchange of shares with Oracle, then I would be ok. I really think that Oracle should have offered more, they are getting a lot of cash in this deal, I think Sun is probably more financially sound then Oracle.

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To: benshultz who wrote (64841)6/26/2009 10:17:10 PM
From: Sr K
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finance.yahoo.com

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To: benshultz who wrote (64841)6/29/2009 11:00:22 PM
From: Mark O. Halverson
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I agree that Sun should have gotten more than $9.50 a share. However, Sun's dealings with IBM ruined Sun's chances to get a better deal, by massively disenchanting Sun's customers. The dealings with IBM was a disaster from start to finish. Well aware of the damage the IBM dealings had done to Sun, Oracle quickly scooped up Sun for IBM's lowest offer plus 10 cents. Great deal for Oracle. I have long since abandoned hope of a higher offer and have sold 3/4 my Sun to make other purchases. The rest I will likely hold until the takeover happens at $9.50 a share. Not the outcome I would have liked.

Best, Mark

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From: Arthur Tang6/30/2009 5:03:36 AM
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A number of us reading Sun annual report knows that if you vote against the merger, you might get better appraised value than $9.50, because Sun is a Delaware corporation.

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From: QwikSand7/1/2009 2:45:42 AM
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I wasn't intending to post here any more, but when I saw this item my jaw just dropped. Isn't the central issue in this article precisely what Mr. Pony Boy has been crowing about to the press and anyone else who will nod through his BS for the last two years? Compact, cost- and energy-efficient powerful servers based on neato new multi-core CPU's? If not, then what has he been blathering about?

Back in the old days an article like this would have ended with "so we're going with Sun servers".

The fact that the company is going out of business just as an article like this appears means Mr. Pony Boy should be catapulted out on his ass without a red cent from the acquisition. His failure is as egregious and as incompetent as it gets.

--QS

theinquirer.net

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To: QwikSand who wrote (64845)7/1/2009 8:32:43 AM
From: alydar
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That is not the way it works in corporate America though. I believe he is on the books to get a multi-million dollar package as a result of the sale. It will be interesting to see if Oracle keeps him on. I can't think of one thing he has done successfully since he was appointed to lead the company.

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From: E_K_S7/17/2009 11:24:19 AM
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Sun shareholders approve $7.4B Oracle deal

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Read more: sfgate.com

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To: E_K_S who wrote (64847)8/20/2009 9:08:12 PM
From: alydar
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HI,

1/2 way home with the U.S. Justice Department clearing the way for Oracle to purchase Sun. Now if the EU gets on board Oracle with revolutionize the IT world. Can you imagine Star Office being sold on a subscription basis on the cloud and the data can reside on a Oracle storage device or on your own device.

I can envision Oracle giving away the Netbook for the recurring subscription revenue of let's say $25 a month. With a couple hundred million Microsoft Office users out there this can add up to some real revenue:). Then there is middle ware and the new applications fusion products.

Oracle is the IT company of the future. They will be able to undercut, destroy and spit out Salesforce.com and all the rest. I cannnot wait to see this play out.

Alydar

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From: E_K_S8/30/2009 3:20:24 PM
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Oracle is likely to sell Sun's hardware business to HP
theinquirer.net

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