While yesterdays webcast was to outline Oracles future plans for Sun Microsystems, it also included a flurry of quotes by Larry Ellison attacking IBM. With Oracle now being a software-hardware company, who else but IBM would they want to belittle? Its interesting, almost flying to old-Sun defense, Ellison threw out hardware comments like:
"You would've thought IBM, because they do hardware and software, would've come out with a database machine many years ago, it's so obvious."
It's just that Oracle runs on modern computing hardware."
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