Nah, they're spending their money on laptops for Jean Paulo and an actress and telling us we're not cool enough for a Mac. ________________________________ From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Douglas A. Brown Sent: Monday, April 20, 2009 11:14 PM To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [THIN] Re: Oracle buys Sun I agree with you Steve. Oracle is one of the biggest funders and participants in the Xen open source project, and many others... I have a good friend that works there now, in the Oracle VM group, and he is constantly telling me how much they love open-source... I think this is a very interesting buy. However, I wish Microsoft would have bought them and just shut them down. I wish Gates would have spent his money (billions) on just buying up all the competition... lol... A billion here, 5 billion there... I'm a PC. LOL! DB Douglas A. Brown CEO and Founder Microsoft MVP, Windows Server Citrix Technology Professional DABCC, Inc. Phone: (954) 778-9558 Fax: (941) 827-9073 E-mail: dbrown@xxxxxxxxx LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/dabcc Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/douglasabrown Web: http://www.dabcc.com From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steve Greenberg Sent: Monday, April 20, 2009 11:09 PM To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [THIN] Re: Oracle buys Sun I seriously doubt Oracle will kill long standing OPEN SOURCE projects!! Steve Greenberg [cid:076195013@21042009-21C7]Thin Client Computing 34522 N. Scottsdale Rd D8453 Scottsdale, AZ 85266 (602) 432-8649 www.thinclient.net steveg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:steveg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Greg Reese Sent: Monday, April 20, 2009 5:02 PM To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [THIN] Re: Oracle buys Sun You can kiss MySQL goodbye too. IBM might try to take over OpenOffice if possible. On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 6:11 PM, Jim Kenzig http://thin.ms <jkenzig@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:jkenzig@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote: Sorry here is the link to the press release http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/018363 Jim Kenzig Blog: http://www.techblink.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/kenzig Twitter: http://twitter.com/InternetPilot On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 6:23 PM, Jim Kenzig <jkenzig@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:jkenzig@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote: This is so terrible in so many ways. I proclaim Java to be on its deathbed. Openoffice will die a slow death also. My Sun severs are weeping. Jim Kenzig Please excuse any typos. Sent from my iPod NOTICE: This electronic mail transmission from the law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl may constitute an attorney-client communication that is privileged at law. It is not intended for transmission to, or receipt by, any unauthorized persons. If you have received this electronic mail transmission in error, please delete it from your system without copying it, and notify the sender by reply e-mail, so that our address record can be corrected.