Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Mar 2009 11:48 UTC, submitted by PLan
In the News In a move that would certainly shake up the computer industry quite a bit, IBM is reportedly in talks with Sun Microsystems about the possibility of IBM acquiring Sun. Sun is going through hard times at the moment, and has been actively looking for someone to be acquired by.
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RE[6]: Solaris is dead.
by rajj on Thu 19th Mar 2009 01:27 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Solaris is dead. "
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No. I'm not blaming it on Oracle. No matter who the vendor was it would have been a debacle. The problem is the very concept of turn-key.

The reason the system doesn't work is because it's a "turn-key" product that's supposed be everything to everybody. The end result is that it's so big and so complicated that it has bugs out the wazoo, and no lone person can comprehend any more than a minute portion of it at any one time.

You're right, it was bad project management. Here are the reasons for it:

1. desire for a turn-key solution
2. attemp to unify 23 campus using said turn-key solution.

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