The company snaps up Forte Software for $540 million, a few days after buying a competitor to Microsoft Office.
"This gives [Sun] a more palatable way to sell application server software."
- Mike Gilpin, an analyst with Giga
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Sun's Forte buy gives server software a boost
Sun's acquisition of the toolmaker could give the company an advantage in the corporate software market with a
set of easier to use, more capable development tools.
Sun acquires toolmaker Forte for $540 million
Sun Microsystems agrees to acquire software developer Forte Software for $540 million in stock in a deal that will expand
Sun's network computing software.
Sun buying Microsoft Office competitor
Sun Microsystems is finalizing a deal to buy Star Division, a maker of a software suite similar to Microsoft Office, and it
appears that it is off on a second attempt for desktop glory.