Again: IBM-Sun merger rumours

Every now and then there are merger rumours: Some company is said as a likely candidate for buying Sun. Mostly it´s IBM and indeed … the WSJ writes “IBM in Talks to Buy Sun in Bid to Add to Web Heft”. Well … just a short comment: Pure speculation. And i´m sure Sun will cost more than 6.5 bn $. Additionally i see a vast amount of regulatory problems and there are almost no interesting effects: You can´t do a joint OS development (AIX vs Solaris) or hardware development (Power vs SPARC). The M9000 and the zSeries compete for the same customers. So …. let´s wait and see … but i´m sure, this rumour will go the way of all rumours before ….