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April 20, 2009 10:17 AM Subscribe
Oracle to acquire Sun
posted by ardgedee (60 comments total)
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for $7.4 billion. This gives Oracle, among other things, Solaris
, and means that Oracle is now a hardware manufacturer rather than a reseller.
This may have little to do with your day-to-day desktop or laptop computer use, but Oracle now controls the licenses for the software, programming language, or both running on very nearly every website you use.
's homepage announces it in large letters, while Oracle
is slightly more restrained.