internetnews.com: Sun Close to a Linux Purchase

“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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