Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2007 22:27 UTC
Java "Although the .NET vs. Java war is basically over for control of the Windows desktop, where .NET is sure to become the managed language of choice for new Windows desktop applications, there is a new battle brewing. That battle is for the Linux desktop. Now that Java has been open sourced under the GPL, even the most strict of the 'free software only' distributions can start bundling it and integrating it into their Linux distributions out of the box."
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RE[2]: Hmmm
by kaiwai on Thu 8th Mar 2007 09:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Hmmm"
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You also seem to be severly outdated in your performance analysis of Solaris and Sparc if you believe that Solaris "SPARC royally sucks on anything less than an 8 way machine."

Look at the Specint and specfp benchmarks of SPARC vs. AMD64/Intel Core 2, and compare prices; x86 still give the best bang for the buck, especially when it comes to workstations.

http://shop.sun.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/Sun_NorthAmerica-...

$2895 for a low end, single core UltraSPARC IIIi workstation that gets its ass handed to it on a platter by a lower priced Opteron machine being sold by Sun? please. Price performance wise, UltraSPARC always come out worse.

Maybe if they shaved $1500 off the price, it would be in the realms of being realistic in regards to price/performance, but the amount demanded is simply unrealistic - wake up Sun, the days of expensive UNIX stations are long gone.

Compare the servers, an Opteron 4 way dual core machine to a similarly configured UltraSPARC machine - the x86 like the workstation will always outperform - the only saving grace for UltraSPARC is the fact can scale, but when you performance sucks that badly, you need all the scaling you can get your hands onto.

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