The worst desktop developments of 2010: Oracle buys Sun


The worst of 2010: Oracle buys Sun

Oracle buys Sun

At the time, Oracle's acquisition of Sun seemed hugely important, but now? No one really cares. You can still buy a Sun Ray thin client, and Oracle still carries a line of Sun SPARC servers. The company is investing in Java technology and announced a roadmap in September with two planned annual releases for what it calls the OpenJDK over the next several years. It looks like Sun is on track to be just as important to Oracle as JD Edwards and PeopleSoft.

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David Strom is a freelance writer and professional speaker based in St. Louis. He is former editor in chief of, Network Computing magazine and Read more from Strom at

This was first published in December 2010

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