Oracle Buys Sun Microsystems

In a surprise move Sun Microsystems has been purchased by Oracle. This means Oracle owns Java, MySQL, Solaris and all of Sun's services and consulting business. Wither Oracle Unbreakable Linux?

Oracle Corp. snapped up computer server and software maker Sun Microsystems Inc. for $7.4 billion Monday, pouncing on an opportunity that opened up after rival IBM Corp. abandoned an earlier bid to buy one of Silicon Valley's best known — and most troubled — companies.

* Reuters: Oracle to buy Sun Micro for over $7 billion
* The New York Times: Oracle Agrees to Acquire Sun Microsystems