HP to acquire SGI
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Fri Aug 12 10:28:15 CDT 2016
> On Aug 12, 2016, at 11:15 AM, Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Aug 2016, Mazzini Alessandro wrote:
>> It was not enough to have mishandled vms, and killed palm. Now they want to destroy also what's left of SGI ?
>> Better I don't say what I'm really thinking...
> "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for men of good conscience to remain silent."
> Apollo, DEC, Compaq, Ericsson, Palm, . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_acquisitions_by_Hewlett-Packard
> If HP and Microsoft merged, would it put an end to computers?
No, but it might put an end to the resulting company.
Note that HP didn't acquire DEC, or Palm; both had been absorbed by other companies well before HP swooped in to grab those. For example, I don't think anything was left of Palm long before HP bought up the remnants of 3Com.
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