April 20, 2009: Oracle Purchases Sun Microsystems
2009 – Oracle announces they have purchased Sun Microsystems in a $7.4 billion dollar deal. This includes stock at $9.50 / share. That would also be the acquisition of SPARC processors, Solaris OS, Java and MySQL, among other items. The deal would be finalized on January 27th 2010.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for April 20
- Compaq and Sears-Roebuck offer Presario line of personal computers
- Bill Gates and Paul Allen write the letter to MITS on breach of contract
- IBM opens it’s first PC store in New York City