More Oracle/Sun perspectives; check the full post
Apparently buying the entire company was preferable to walking away. Subsequently, on the road to Santa Clara to finalize the deal, Larry had a religious experience and became a born again hardware geek.
Of course, you cynics out there might be thinking that Oracle had to say nice things about the hardware business, at least for now. The last thing they want is to confirm a Sun customer’s worst nightmare and SPARC a mass exodus.