They are still saying the hardware problems are due to x86. Oracle has been making that excuse for the last two years. At this point, according to Oracle, they have lost all of Sun's x86 revenue several times over. It isn't x86, Sun barely scratched the surface of the x86 market in the first place, it is Sparc that is falling off a cliff.... With Oracle's revenues and profitable segments, they probably could care less though. They will keep pushing Sparc systems for another year or two to give their sales team opportunities to "upgrade" them to Exa-xxx and then pull the plug on Sparc and port them over to x86.