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: 500 million?
by Anonymouser on Thu 23rd Dec 2004 23:28 UTC

"I don't see how Sun spent 500 million dollars on Solaris 10."

Developing software is expensive. Think about engineers costing, say, $200K/year, including benefits, office space, computer equipment, etc. Multiply that by a thousand engineers, over several years. It gets expensive real quick.