1/12/2006

Sun and Apple almost merged three times

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 5:14 pm

Sun Microsystems tried to acquire Apple once and then almost merged with Apple on two other occasions, according to Sun co-founder Bill Joy. Beyond these deals, the two companies almost teamed on three other projects including sharing a user interface and the SPARC architecture. The moves were cheered by Apple fan Joy, while Sun’s CEO Scott McNealy appeared less impressed with some of the proposals.

All of this we learned tonight at a Computer History Museum event where Sun’s four co-founders held the stage for close to two hours.

Source: The Register

 

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