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Old 03-24-2009, 06:11 AM   #1
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LXer: Outcome of acquisition talks uncertain for IBM, Sun — and customers


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An acquisition of Sun Microsystems Inc. by IBM might have its good points, especially for Sun's long-suffering shareholders. But IT users and analysts have concerns about the prospective deal that can be summed up in two words: uncertainty and fear. While Sun is a diminished company these days, it remains influential, thanks largely to its open-source products and the massive development communities that have built up around them Java and MySQL in particular.

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