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.
- 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