Oracle has signed a deal to purchase Sun Microsystems for US$7.4 billion, plunging the enterprise software vendor into the hardware market and making Sun the latest company to be subsumed by the Silicon Valley giant.
Here are some ITWorldCanada stories that help you trace back the developments.
SLIDE SHOW: Oracle’s 5 biggest industry-shaking moves
Shane Schick, ITWorldCanada editor-in-chief, looks back in admiration at Sun Microsystem’s “dogged determination” and “potential for success” in his blog post: Sun also rises, redux
Despite the collapse of an earlier deal with IBM, Paolo Del Nibletto, CDN editor, says its “no retreat, no surrender for Sun.”
IBM in talks to buy Sun Microsystems
Sun introduces open cloud amid IBM takeover talk
Original MySQL developer, Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius ends a rocky relationship with Sun to start his own company to be named Monty Program Ab
Sun Microsystems’ fresh cloud services offerings places the company in direct competition with Amazon Web Services
Sun targets health care in Canada
Sun releases JavaFX Mobile platform
PRO AND CON: The buzz about Oracle Beehive
Oracle app dev chief leaves, raising questions on Fusion
Pirates become ‘users’ as Sun offers Java for free
Sun to give Solaris away for free
StarOffice basks in Sun’s glow
Sun Microsystems Inc. is encouraging developers interested in Java to download the source code and play with it — for free.