RE: Dave Halk, RE: Ahhh, there it is.... & Re: HP-UX
RE: Dave Halko
Dave, that rushing sound you here is all those Sun customers rushing to get off SPARC and onto a viable platform in the shape of hp ProLiant. Just think about it for a second - Ponytail will make peanuts off the licence revenue whilst hp will cash in on hardware, support and services, especially when migrating all those EDS Sun customers to hp kit. But even then, Slowairs x86 will still be fifth in line at hp, where hp-ux and Windows will still be the primary OSs, Linux and OpenVMS will follow close behind, and Slowairs will lag by about ten years. Why ten years? Because that's about the position Linux was in with hp then that Slowairs is in now, and since then a lot of time and money has gone into testing and development to make Linux a tried and proven proposition across the whole hp range. Slowaris has just started, so even if hp can be bothered to put any effort in, it will still be years behind where Linux companies such as Red Hat and Novell stand on ProLiant.
RE: Ahhh, there it is....
".... and the migration from HP-UX to the Open Standard Solaris on X64 has begun....." Ah, Bill, if only you had a clue. This is start of the migration of all those EDS customers using Slowaris off SPARC onto HP ProLiant. Seeing as EDS is Sun's largest partner, that means an even bigger hole in the Sun figures which a tiny bit of licence revenue will not replace. Ponytail has made the best he can out of the inevitable defections, but Sun's financial position just got even worse.
"....Just one more nail in the coffin that is Itanium....." And as I pointed out in the last thread, you Sunshiners just can't resist FUDing Itanium for any reason. What you should realise is this is the end of the Galaxy team - who is going to want a poor copy of a real x64 range when they can have the market-leading x64 server range, associated management software, proven and integrated storage, and all from one vendor with one support contract? I sense a big stack of pink slips going through the Sun mail system to the Galaxy boys right now. But it doesn't just stop there - Sun's server business was relying on Galaxy to prop up the disasters of niche Niagara, niche Rock (should it ever arrive) and the only real chips in Fujitsu's SPARC64. Without a reason to buy Galaxy, why will Sun customers bother looking at the rest of the Sun range? And without the Galaxy money, how will Sun keep Rock on course? Face it, the SPARC termination announcement has just been made, Niagara will be dead in two or more years, and Rock just got aborted. Sun has just become a software only business.
"You guys are assholes..." Once again the same tasteless idiocy from the fake Matt Bryant. Strange that he always folows Bill and has the same poor level of eleoquence and technical knowledge.... Anyway, everyone knows the correct spelling for us Brits use when describing such people as Bill is "arsehole". Maybe when Sun's server bizz is gone his next Mcjob won't have internet access to allow him to post such drivel.