>Sun probably has more desire to buy Apple than buy Netscape at this
A combination of Sun/Apple/Netscape is the 1997 equivalent of what
failed 1994 deal?
Ray Noorda's Novell purchased WordPerfect to dominate the application
market and Unix Systems Laboratory (from AT&T) to get an operating
system. The goal was to build synergy to compete against Microsoft on
History repeats itself, with the same glowing results (for Microsoft I
mean, Novell canned Noorda and is now in the dumps).