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New RIA Goliath? What if Adobe bought Sun?

Posted by Alex Chriss on December 15, 2008

Is it just me, or would it not make some sense for Adobe to buy Sun?  With the new JavaFX, Sun has some pretty interesting RIA technology and a TON of engaged developers that I’m sure Adobe could roll into their engaged ecosystem.  They could sell off the hardware groups to HP, roll OpenOffice.org into Buzzword & Connect, and give developers a full suite of RIA tools (including great mobile support).  

Microsoft & Google are going to duke it out for RIA development dominance and seperately Sun and Adobe might have an uphill battle.  But together…hmmmm.

Just a thought.  

Adobe Mrkt Cap: 11.34bn

Sun Mrkt Cap: 2.96bn

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One Response to “New RIA Goliath? What if Adobe bought Sun?”

  1. Anand said

    Its too early to say future of JavaFX. Also Sun is not only in RIA and Web space it has a strong hardware wing which is not an Adobe domian. As a strong Adobe biased I ll love to see a merger between Adobe/Sun but I do not see any benefits in areas like Java and SPARC. Even Solaris will bleed to death.

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