Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Nov 2008 21:38 UTC, submitted by pantheraleo
Oracle and SUN The world hasn't been kind to Sun for quite a while now, but with the economic downturn, things are getting worse. Sun announced today that it will be laying off 18% of its workforce, or about 6000 people. In addition, it was announced that Sun's software chief Rich Green has resigned for reasons that were not stated, although as part of Sun's reorganization and cost cutting efforts, many departments are being merged, and the software division is being restructured and reorganized.
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by ciplogic on Sat 15th Nov 2008 02:44 UTC
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I am working in an enterprise that have as option Solaris too. But for most things is used Linux as a substitute and only when is mandatory for support and long term running a Solaris/Sun workstation is used.

That is combined mostly with somehow success of .NET on Windows (that attack the thick client software on Windows) and Ruby on Rail (that fullfills Sun's JSF/JSP offering) makes Sun to cannot compete. Sun have great CPUs but they are a lot more expensive than an dual socket Opteron solution. No matter than a dual-socket Sun may support till 64 threads, but in most workloads, Opteron is a much cheaper and 8 threads (using Barcelona and Shanghai) are good enough.

I think that if Sun wants a better turn, they should invent a killer product, not to sustain Java only (which is mostly the biggest visible cash-cow of Sun). JavaFX even now is not released and enough mature. SwingX was purposed but stagnated. And Java7 (runtime and language) offer some interesting stuff but is not so complete to compete as language level a .NET 3.5/C# 3.0 or .NET 4.0 (the realistic competitor that will have to face) on Windows clients.

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