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Old 04-07-2009, 08:41 AM   #1
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LXer: Sun's future up in the air after talks with IBM break down

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The next step for Sun Microsystems Inc., after its apparent failure to reach an agreement with IBM on an acquisition, is to continue looking for a buyer, change its management or just keep plugging along and pretend that nothing ever happened. In terms of a sale, it's entirely possible that Sun could attract bids from Cisco Systems Inc., which is trying to move into the server business, or Fujitsu Ltd., which makes servers based on Sun's Sparc technology, or even Hewlett-Packard Co., as part of its perpetual market-share battle with IBM.



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