SUN Microsystems

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Scott McNealy from SUN presenting at the 2005 Oracle OpenWorld conference.
SUN's founders: Scott McNealy, Andreas Bechtolsheim, Bill Joy and Vinod Khosla

SUN Microsystems is a company that develops SPARC-based computer systems, the Solaris operating system, and Java development language.

Most of Oracle's products can run on the Solaris operating system.

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[edit] History

SUN was founded February 1982 by Andreas von Bechtolsheim, Vinod Khosla, Bill Joy and Scott McNealy.

SUN agreed to acquire MySQL AB for $1 billion in cash and assumed stock options on 16 January 2008.

On 20 April 2009, SUN and Oracle Corporation announced that they entered into a definitive agreement under which Oracle will buy SUN for $9.50 a share in cash.

[edit] Software product

Besides SUN's hardware and software offerigs, it owns major software brands like Solaris, MySQL, Java, OpenOffice, etc.

[edit] Also see

  • Solaris - SUN's operating system
  • Java - SUN owned development framework
  • MySQL - open source database owned by SUN

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