Quite a bit of sources mentioning the possible lookout of MS to acquire Rational or Borland. Not that I'm excited about the prospect, since I've found Rational products to be quite a disappointement, particularly Rational Rose, which was as bad as they came.

I'm surprised, though, that I haven't seen anyone mention the fact that Borland signed an agreement to buy Together Software earlier this year. Doesn't matter much, anyway, since I doubt the US goverment would allow a possible MS bid on Borland to go through...

Tomas Restrepo

Software developer located in Colombia.