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The Register: Sun Must Acquire Red Hat or Novell--Analyst

Dec 16, 2004, 02:30 (7 Talkback[s])
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"The sage analysts at Merrill Lynch are at it again. This time, they're demanding that Sun Microsystems acquire either Red Hat or Novell. Without such a buy, Sun will never be taken seriously in the Linux server market, and with Red Hat or Novell on its side, Sun could really take the Opteron server market by storm, they argue.

"Some of you may already be scratching your heads. Sun sells both Red Hat and Novell to customers who ask for it today. Sun CEO Scott McNealy wore a penguin suit, right...?"

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