Sun/Microsoft Détente Targeting IBM/Linux?
Apr 05, 2004, 13:45 (30 Talkback[s])
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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..."
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
"But the reason that these two longtime foes were talking
friendly was the recognition that more dangerous mutual threats
loom on the horizon..."