[TUHS] A Couple of New Unix Artifacts

Adam Thornton athornton at gmail.com
Wed Sep 18 11:03:45 AEST 2019

Well, take it with a grain of salt.  I have no actual knowledge of what IBM
was attempting or what really happened.  But from where I sat the evidence
was pretty compelling: they wanted an OpenSolaris port enough to give us
some hypervisor changes we asked for (which certainly must have had
substantial engineering costs for them), and it was pretty clear to me at
the time that Sun was looking for a buyer and that IBM would be a natural
entity to buy them.

On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 5:54 PM Arthur Krewat <krewat at kilonet.net> wrote:

> On 9/17/2019 8:47 PM, Adam Thornton wrote:
> >
> > And then IBM pushed too hard on price, apparently not knowing Sun was
> > also sitting on an offer from Larry Ellison.
> >
> > My career would have been very different if that acquisition had
> happened.
> Another factoid added to the gestalt in my head.
> art k.
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