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internetnews.com: Sun Close to a Linux Purchase

Sep 21, 2004, 11:45 (33 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Singer)

"Sun Microsystems is in talks to purchase a profitable Linux distributor, sources have told internetnews.com.

"Sources close to the discussions said they expected that company to be embedded Linux player MontaVista, but cautioned that the deal wasn't finalized and talks could still break down.

"Representatives with Sun declined to comment. Kelly Herrell, MontaVista's senior vice president of MontaVista's strategic operations, told internetnews.com he was not aware of a transaction with Sun and would not speculate on a potential deal..."

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