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Author Topic: Sun Microsystems buys innotek  (Read 1742 times)

Lashiec

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Sun Microsystems buys innotek
« on: February 14, 2008, 01:03:29 PM »
Whoa, this one caught me off guard. Sun Microsystems made an agreement with innotek to buy all their assets. As you may know, innotek is the company that makes the other virtual machine, VirtualBox, known for being the only one solution that is really open, not only for its open source nature, but also for supporting a great variety of operating systems. This is very cool, as it means now they have a strong backing to properly compete against VMware and Parallels in its own terrain.

Seems the OSS world is in the midst of constant buyouts this year. First, Sun buys MySQL, then Nokia Trolltech, now Sun buys something again... I wonder who will be the next...

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« Last Edit: February 14, 2008, 01:11:41 PM by jgpaiva »

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Re: Sun Microsystems buys innotek
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2008, 01:18:09 PM »
Ooops! Forgot about the snap, thanks for adding it, João ;)

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Re: Sun Microsystems buys innotek
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2008, 01:22:11 PM »
Very interesting.. And it doesn't look like it follows mouser's theory about companies buying each other.

I think virtualbox is already a decent player in the virtualization field, hopefully this increase in competition will improve their development! :)