I must say I'm a lot more comfortable with the idea of Oracle, a software company, acquiring Sun than I was with the idea IBM. I've never liked the way IBM does business - maybe this is a hand-me-down from my father who used to work for ICL many years ago.
Anyway, Oracle has quite a reputation for integrating acquisitions quickly so it'll be interesting to see how quickly this gets through all the legal ramifications and for Sun to become Oracle (or Sunacle?) in day-to-day business. It'll also be interesting to see what they do with Sun's land assets. Whilst I like my current office in Camberley, the trip to Reading where Oracle UK HQ is, is a much easier drive.
It'll also be very interesting to see the direction Oracle takes things like Java, Solaris/OpenSolaris and Sun's hardware line. Only time will tell.