RE: Re: "EPIC"
"....but ignoring all of the reports of HP's spastic board and other problems....." Ah, Bill, it seems your Sunshine Blinkers (TM) are still firmly in place, otherwise you would have noted my recent posts regarding the booting of Apothiker here (http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2011/09/22/hp_names_whitman_ceo/), here (http://forums.channelregister.co.uk/forum/1/2011/09/23/whitman_hiring_hp_choosing_wrong_woman/) and here (http://forums.channelregister.co.uk/forum/1/2011/09/22/hp_board_hobbling_storage/). I'm assuming you missed my poking fun at the hp board as you were too busy retraining for some new, non-Slowaris skills?
".....If you read the article Dell was not down...." No, but there growth is very much down. I expected Dell to lead the x64 charge out of the recession with some quick pricing adjustments like they did back in 2004/5.
"....Europe has notoriously difficult regulatory hurdles...." Que? What regulatory hurdles stop ex-Sun shops buying new Snoreacle servers? None that I can see. It doesn't seem to be stopping them buying Itanium servers despite Larry's FUDfest. As excuses go, implying there is some regulatory hurdle keeping European buyers from buying just Snoreacle servers is a bit bizarre! The simple truth would seem to he that they prefer to buy IBM's or hp's (or Dell's).