"Sun has been in trouble for a long time. While its
gradual switch towards Open Source software and services has been
admirable, it's too little, too late. It's simply a matter of time
before the company's devaluation makes it an ideal acquisition
"Right now, Sun has a market capitalization of approximately
$2.44 billion. Given fluctuations in the market, and if we have a
few more bad weeks and Sun has a lousy Q1 for '09, that could
easily drive it down to under $2B, as its been fluctuating between
$2.2B and $2.4B for weeks.
"There are a number of companies that could afford to buy Sun
entirely for $2B. I'm not going to speculate on who might have that
much cash, but it's a pretty small list. However, it's unlikely
that Sun would be purchased outright as a single entity -- several
of its product lines directly overlap with that of its major
competitors, so it is probably reasonable to assume that Sun is
likely to be sold off in pieces"
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