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Sep 10 2009   7:50PM GMT

Oracle ad claims bright future for Sun hardware

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

So, you were wondering what Oracle will do with Sun’s venerable hardware franchise? Apparently a lot.  A new ad in The Wall Street Journal and available on Oracle’s site says the vendor will spend more dough on the Solaris OS and SPARC hardware than the independent Sun does now.

Of course, Sun’s probably spending a lot less on those things than it did in its glory days, but that’s still a pretty strong statement of support. So there, IBM and HP!

The ad carries a quote from Oracle CEO Larry Ellison telling IBM he’s looking forward to competing with it in hardware.

A few open source wags note that there is no mention of MySQL, the Sun-owned open-source database that is at the center of European regulators’ concern over the acquisition. The European Commission has another four months to delve into the merger.


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