At the Reg. Not good.
In a nutshell? Revenues cratered.
Thursday, Sun shareholders vote on selling Sun to Oracle. I’d call it a foregone conclusion that this deal will be approved. If the regulators don’t approve it … well …
The Reg opines more.
Yeah. We have a reasonably good idea of what is and is not toast.
It would not surprise me to see Oracle sell off the hardware business in bits and pieces. The loss making sections of Sun are likely to be shuttered quickly. Viable but non-core pieces sold off. Core pieces placed under new management.
If I were guessing, Java and MySQL will survive intact. The likely reason that earnings cratered is uncertainty over what will be continued and what won’t be.