Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd May 2008 20:44 UTC, submitted by Moochman
Oracle and SUN Engadget got the chance to sit down with Jonathan Schwartz, the pony-tailed CEO of Sun Microsystems. Being the gadget blog that they are, Engadget asked Schwartz about the long-missing JavaFX Mobile platform Sun has promised, Java on the iPhone, and competing with Microsoft as an open source vendor.
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RE[7]: Shame ...
by sbergman27 on Mon 5th May 2008 01:20 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Shame ..."
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Contrary to the current hype, all that extra (and expensive) software you gratuitously added to an otherwise economical machine is generally unnecessary. I configured it with just the RHEL 5 and it came to $19,000.

Taking your word on the Sun box:

$39000 - $19000 = $20000

So the HP performs similarly at less than half the price of the Sun. And at full tilt, and 10 cents per kilowatt hour, it works out to a $375 per year difference in electric cost.

So you'd come out ahead with the Sun box after only a little over 53 years of continuous operation.

Edit: FYI, after my initial post, I found a pretty serious error in my figures and have reposted with the correct numbers within the allowed edit period.

Edited 2008-05-05 01:36 UTC

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