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Micro Focus has bought Borland for $67m and is also buying the application testing business of Compuware. Compuware described the sale as an $80m transaction. Micro Focus will pay $1 for each Borland share valuing the firm at $75m including cash reserves, a premium of 25 per cent on Borland's closing price yesterday. The deal …

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Dead Vulture

Goodbye Borland

Thankfully their developer tools should survive after they sold them to Embarcadero. I'll never understand why they thought the company would prosper without them.

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Boffin

So, Farewell Then...

So, farewell then Borland

You made Turbo Pascal

Which was like Pascal

But Turbo

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UK software house buys US software house for real money

And let's not forget what *kind* of software house.

One that makes COBOL compilers for mainframes.

The smiley is dedicated to all the old geezers (and geezettes) everywhere who are laughing their collective asses off at this.

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Dead Vulture

Borland, Farewell my sweet.

http://pgregg.com/blog/2009/05/borland-farewell-my-sweet.html

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bless 'em

ah, years ago I worked with the MicroFocus folks and thought they were very smart and had their heads screwed on - even then there was still a huge demand for COBOL on various platforms.

a decade later watching them mop up the remains of trendy but sadly confused players makes me wonder if I should brush off my old COBOL skills as a hobby!

Mines the one with IEDP in the pocket

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america's firesale

america's fire sale is your gain. Or maybe management found a way to salvage some of their pay stubs by moving . good luck to all in this economy as we slowly raise our taxes here in usa,

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