Is Sun Solaris on its deathbed? (New York Times)
Posted Sep 25, 2008 22:14 UTC (Thu) by dw
Parent article: Is Sun Solaris on its deathbed? (New York Times)
Solaris, he said, has almost no new deployments
You know, other than the minor, gentle upgrade churn it enjoys from its established base as the
OS of choice in technology laden, cash rich industries such as banking.
and is a legacy operating environment
WTF? Your mom is a legacy operating environment. Linux and Windows have yet to gain something like a useable, well documented DTrace equivalent for one.
offered by a company with financial difficulties.
My understanding of Sun's "financial difficulties" amounts to a conversation I had with a bunch of Sun interns while camping somewhere high up Yosemite in California. I was left with the impression that although Sun's income isn't great, it's sitting on a massive cash pile. Looking at their last SEC filing
seems to confirm this. If I had $2.282 billion in cash I certainly wouldn't consider myself out of the game.
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