59 thoughts on “Sun CEO’s answer to Microsoft

  1. Someday soon the GOOG Borg will assimilate SUNW. Resistance is futile. MSFT is next.

  2. Hey Chris – you’re a bloody loon with an obsessive compulsive disorder. Get off it, already, a Niagara box from Sun outperforms a Tiger whitebox about 5 to 1, and if it breaks your web site, you have a prayer of getting it fixed instead of getting the finger. Get a life, fella, you need a friend that makes you go for walks outside in the sunshine. Give it up…

  3. Hey Chris – you’re a bloody loon with an obsessive compulsive disorder. Get off it, already, a Niagara box from Sun outperforms a Tiger whitebox about 5 to 1, and if it breaks your web site, you have a prayer of getting it fixed instead of getting the finger. Get a life, fella, you need a friend that makes you go for walks outside in the sunshine. Give it up…

  4. @26,

    I’ve worked with Sun hardware for years, and I’m telling you that it’s overpriced for what you get. I’ve seen servers for far less outperform more expensive Sun hardware running Linux of FreeBSD.

    Yes, it’s good hardware, but it’s not the panacea the telcos think it is. Why spend the money when you can do just as well for far, far less.

    A lot of server performance has to do with the OS and how well it handles the hardware layer. FreeBSD is the superb player in this niche. FreeBSD will always outperform Solaris with RAM, etc., all being equal.

    I despise paying exorbitant license fees when I can get better for free. Ask any Unix admin who knows his Unix and he will tell you that nothing on this planet beats FreeBSD or in the event of sever SMB needs, NetBSD.

    In any event, companies are leaving Sun in droves anyway and setting up grid computing on commodity servers. I see it all the time.

  5. @26,

    I’ve worked with Sun hardware for years, and I’m telling you that it’s overpriced for what you get. I’ve seen servers for far less outperform more expensive Sun hardware running Linux of FreeBSD.

    Yes, it’s good hardware, but it’s not the panacea the telcos think it is. Why spend the money when you can do just as well for far, far less.

    A lot of server performance has to do with the OS and how well it handles the hardware layer. FreeBSD is the superb player in this niche. FreeBSD will always outperform Solaris with RAM, etc., all being equal.

    I despise paying exorbitant license fees when I can get better for free. Ask any Unix admin who knows his Unix and he will tell you that nothing on this planet beats FreeBSD or in the event of sever SMB needs, NetBSD.

    In any event, companies are leaving Sun in droves anyway and setting up grid computing on commodity servers. I see it all the time.

  6. @25

    “Sun makes good hardware, albeit overly expensive for what it is.”

    Why can’t Sun just charge what it’s worth. Some people think Apple is bad. I could buy a whole bunch of G5 and Mac pros before I would ever think of buying a new Netra 240.

    It’s ridiculous. At some point you have to realize that they won’t because it will throw the telecom sales off, and give up wanting to use Sun gear.

  7. @25

    “Sun makes good hardware, albeit overly expensive for what it is.”

    Why can’t Sun just charge what it’s worth. Some people think Apple is bad. I could buy a whole bunch of G5 and Mac pros before I would ever think of buying a new Netra 240.

    It’s ridiculous. At some point you have to realize that they won’t because it will throw the telecom sales off, and give up wanting to use Sun gear.

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