Apple and Sun, I don't think so.

9 to 5 Mac: Just a thought here - we realize this is pretty much not going to happen - but would there be any interest at all in Sun from Apple? Bill Joy said the two companies almost merged three times in the 90s (when Jobs wasn't running the show). IBM just walked away from the table on a $7 billion dollar buyout opportunity. They wouldn't take the $9.40 a share offer. - No, no, no, no, no. If this happened it would drag a wonderful company, Apple, down the drain. There's no need for Apple to acquire any technology from Sun because Sun gives it all away. Of the three things listed; ZFS, OpenOffice, and Java, none makes sense for Apple to own. Wait a while and when Sun dries up Apple can pluck engineering talent off the streets. No need to spend a bunch of money on a self-imploding company.

Who'd of thunk both SGI and Sun would go this way? Strange.


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