[Beowulf] Oracle buys Sun

Tiago Marques a28427 at ua.pt
Mon Apr 20 10:50:40 EDT 2009


On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 2:57 PM, Robert G. Brown <rgb at phy.duke.edu> wrote:

> On Mon, 20 Apr 2009, Tiago Marques wrote:
>
>  and Sun have been natural competitors for years; Oracle and Sun have
>> been natural partners.
>>
>> Except when it comes to RDBMS.
>>
>
> Aw, I'm just quoting the hype on Sun's website.  It says right there:
> Sun and Oracle are natural partners.  Or something like that.
>
> So it must be true.

Ohh... Sorry! It must be true then, my bad! :-)
Best regards,
                         Tiago


>
>
> At least I'm willing to entertain the possibility that it is true; I
> really never saw the point of IBM+Sun, and HP+Compaq+DEC+Sun has the
> flavor of a "greatest Unix hits of the 90's" retro album purchased only
> by aging nerd hippies with ponytails pulled back from their bald spots,
> a potbelly, and grizzled beards.  Oh, wait, I look like that (except
> that I'm too dignified to actually wear a pony tail at 54).
>
> Besides, way too many of us long since moved to Linux and are hardly
> even properly nostalgic for SunOS 4.3 or Sunview anymore.  So what's the
> point...:-)
>
>   rgb
>
> (Nope, still not it.  Feeling random this morning, gotta go.  LAST
> LECTURE of the semester today.  That must be it.  It's spring and I'm
> feelin' frisky...;-)
>
>  Tiago
>>
>>
>>
>>        rgb
>>
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