How dumb is HP?
In my opinion, this is just as stupid as someone taking Microsoft to court cause Windows Vista won't run on their Pentium-II.
Hey H.P.! Do you have a contract with Oracle that clearly states how long they will support and create new software for your now outdated system? Well? Do ya?
Or are you simply embarrassed cause as soon as Intel announced the EOL for the Itanium processor some fool went out and purchased a trainload of the things? And now you find there won't be any Oracle support for them. ROFL!!
Instead of spending the $$ outing a new board with supported hardware, HP would rather waste the money on a frivolous trip through the courts.
Intel: "We're going to stop making the Itanium."
Oracle: "O.K. we'll move our programmers over to other projects."
HP: "But we're still raking in the cash selling Itanium!"
And folks wonder why the industry is so stagnant. Get with the times HP! Move forward! Design and sell a more up to date system!
Congratulations HP, You just got added to my list of companies not to do business with. Right under Dell and Apple. LOL!