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IBM Sun acquisition : Good for Unix. Good for Linux. Bad for HP

Mar 18, 2009, 14:31 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"But just for the sake of argument, let's consider what a powerhouse IBM Sun would be. In my opinion, it would be a boon to both the Unix and Linux markets.

"Between the two of them, they control two-thirds of the Unix market with AIX and Solaris. They also control a large portion of the big server market, with IBM's POWER and Sun's SPARC architectures. The only company in the Unix space that effectively competes against Sun and IBM is HP, and a result an IBM-Sun combo would be a major challenge."

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