Reported on the Inquirer site. The claim is that this deal would complement the EDS services business.
HP could take (and is taking) Sun’s business for effectively free. Why would they pay for something they can get for free?
Something just doesn’t ring true about this, and I’d chalk this rumor up to more wishful thinking on the part of some of the reporters sources.
Should be fun, and I’ll talk more about it later on. Expect to see some interesting test case benchmarks start coming from us on this.