Linked by Adam S on Thu 23rd Dec 2004 13:05 UTC, submitted by Usman Latif
Oracle and SUN Sun Microsystems is focusing on Opterons and Solaris x86 for a good reason. Sun has figured out a way to make x86 hardware cheaper than anyone else. Sun is hoping that by leveraging its cost advantages the company will be able to ensure the success of its x86 hardware and Solaris.
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RE: Pure BS
by Anonymous on Thu 23rd Dec 2004 18:21 UTC

>> Sun has figured out a way to make x86 hardware cheaper than anyone else

> with 100% certainty I can say this statement is entirely false.

It is not just making the hardware cheaper that allows Sun to beat Dell on price, but the fact that Sun owns the OS and middleware. Sun does not pay royalties on each box to M$ or RedHat/SuSE like Dell, IBM, and HP and can therefore easily make up the difference even if Sun's hardware is a little more expensive from cost perspective. And again Sun can always sweeten the deals with discounts on middleware -- something Dell or HP can not do. Sun x86 hardware is already cheaper than Dell, just check the prices.