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Sun/Microsoft Détente Targeting IBM/Linux?

Apr 05, 2004, 13:45 (30 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Duncan Martell, Charles Cooper)

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Reuters: Sun, Microsoft Settle; Take Aim at Linux

[ Thanks to Dariusz Zelichowski for this link. ]

"Computer industry titans Sun Microsystems Inc. and Microsoft Corp. on Friday settled their bitter antitrust battles, letting the former rivals form a common front against the increasingly popular Linux operating system.

"Microsoft agreed to pay $2 billion to Sun, helping ease the financial pain of 11 straight quarters of declining revenues for the maker of fast computer networks and Internet software..."

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ZDNet Australia: What's On Their Mind? Linux and IBM

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"The mind-bending spectacle of Steve Ballmer and Scott McNealy swapping Detroit Red Wings jerseys and yukking it up onstage at a swank San Francisco hotel made for a fetching photo opportunity.

"But the reason that these two longtime foes were talking friendly was the recognition that more dangerous mutual threats loom on the horizon..."

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