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William Miller
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re: SPARC at 25: Larry Ellison a 'chip zealot', says Mark Hurd
William Miller   5/17/2013 1:46:32 PM
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I thought about it. Being better than IBM in technology, in products is quite possible. But to beat them in marketing sounds really impossible. At least for 5 years. travel insurance

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Jan.Gray   11/17/2012 12:10:51 AM
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Well, at any rate, the SPARCstation SLC was in 1990. http://www.nytimes.com/1990/05/16/business/low-priced-work-station-from-sun.html

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Jan.Gray   11/16/2012 11:53:56 PM
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SparcStation 1 wasn't $49.95. It was $4,995.00.

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re: SPARC at 25: Larry Ellison a 'chip zealot', says Mark Hurd
moronda   11/6/2012 11:29:51 AM
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MIPS just got bought by Imagination. http://www.zdnet.com/chip-designer-mips-acquired-for-60m-patents-sold-for-350m-7000006969/

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re: SPARC at 25: Larry Ellison a 'chip zealot', says Mark Hurd
krisi   11/2/2012 9:55:33 PM
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I meant to say "Good point @pinhead...BUT I am not convinced you need your own foundry to excel at designing microprocessors...look at ARM"

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krisi   11/2/2012 9:47:36 PM
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Good point @pinhead...I am not convinced you need your own foundry to excel at designing microprocessors...look at ARM

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pinhead1   11/2/2012 9:39:17 PM
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IBM has the benefit of a captive foundry, so they can produce unique technology for their microprocessors. Oracle doesn't have that advantage... but then, Larry Ellison is one of the few people who has a bank account as large as his ambitions, so maybe things could get interesting.

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krisi   11/2/2012 8:21:43 PM
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Better than IBM?...I loved the old Sparc processors but I am skeptical Oracle can pull this off now

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SylvieBarak   11/2/2012 8:21:14 PM
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Hurd was actually quite a funny guy at the presentation yesterday, but you're right that funny does not a good businessman make. Oracle is no slouch of a company though, and it seems to be taking its acquisition of Sun seriously,so it could yield some promising results.

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EREBUS0   11/2/2012 8:15:45 PM
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Larry Ellison is a legend in his own mind. Talk about someone with a god complex. If Mark Hurd does for Oracle what he did for HP, then I think Oracle will become even more irrelevent to modern technology. Just my opinion.



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