Sun to buy Pixo

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by bousozoku, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    MacSlash has a story that Sun has agreed to buy the company which wrote the software which enables the iPod.

    Here's the link:
  2. irmongoose macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2001
    Sometimes Tokyo, sometimes California
    I just hope this could build a strong relationship between Sun and Apple... the two together would make the ultimate rivalry against Microsoft.

  3. cubist macrumors 68020

    Jul 4, 2002
    Muncie, Indiana
    Hmmm... Scott McNealy has been so focused on Microsoft that I don't know his position on Apple. Lately Sun has waffled on Linux and on opening up Java.

    Sun's in trouble these days because their business actually depends on shipping big iron, and they're getting strong competition from Dell, HP and IBM. Yet their main public focus seems to be on Java.

    What does Pixo make that fits in with Sun? A high-performance embedded JVM, perhaps? Maybe there's a personal relationship involved.

    Apple seems to be warming up to Java somewhat. It's important in the Unix middleware environment that they're trying to move Xserve's into. Unfortunately, Java on the Mac is painfully slow.
  4. Pete_Hoover macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2003
    Amen to that. Apple, IBM, and Sun. How much better could it get?(that is a rhetorical question)

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