Microsoft "buying" Sun?

Posted on Fri 02 April 2004
Read this announcement, and this one. No April's fool here, as they're dated April 2nd.

Microsoft gives 700+900+350 = 1.95 billion dollars to Sun Microsystems to solve antitrust and patent issues!

Oh man, is Scott McNealy crazy? Does Sun really need money to survive? What does this mean for Java's future? Will it be absorbed by Megalosoft?

I remember back in 1997 when Microsoft injected 150 million dollars into Apple for similar reasons. 7 years later, Apple is still there, but Microsoft is way bigger and just bought today the silence of one of its latest oponents in the antitrust battle.

How many days of Micro$oft benefits are 1.95 billion dollars? Not that much, certainly...

April fool

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