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Sun One Step Closer to Full Eclipse

I admit it: I'm a huge fan of Sun Microsystems. I like companies with creativity and guts. Sun is no me-too company.

But it soon may no longer be a company at all as the European Union this week approved Oracle's proposed $7.4 billion buyout. It's such a done deal that Larry Ellison is planning a Hugo Chavez-style five-hour company and press event next week on the matter.

I hate when innovative companies get bought. We no longer have an independent Lotus, Compaq or Digital Equipment Corp. Fortunately, there are new companies cropping up all the time. But the sad truth is that in IT, real power is concentrated in the hands of a few.

What's your favorite defunct computer company? Tell us all by writing dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 01/22/2010 at 1:17 PM


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