Linked by David Adams on Sat 1st Jan 2005 18:45 UTC, submitted by Somynona
Editorial "Despite its current misadventure with Linux, Sun isn't in the generic desktop computer business. The Java desktop is cool, but it's a solution driven by necessity, not excellence. In comparison, putting Mac OS X on the Sunray desktop would be an insanely great solution for Sun." read the rest macnewsworld.com
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Huh?
by Rayiner Hashem on Sat 1st Jan 2005 19:51 UTC

I don't really think this guy is credible. For example, he says he doubts that IBM really had trouble with their 90nm process, and uses the production of Cell at 65nm as evidence. Well, the 65nm Cell processors won't use IBM's process --- they'll use Sony's 65nm process at their Nagasaki plant. He also makes some dubious claims about the G5's simpler ISA causing it to be simpler to manufacture, even though the G5's internal architecture is every bit as complex as a P4's or Athlon's.

His P615/Xserve comparison is also totally off-base. The two machines aren't even in the same league. The P615 is a Power4+ with 1.5MB of L2 and 8MB of L3. The G5 in the Xserve as 512KB of L2 and no L3. The P615 has 6 PCI-X slots, the G5 has only 2. The P615 has all sorts of reliability features like ChipKill, etc, that the Xserve doesn't have. It's literally Apples and oranges.

In any case, the article is years too late. Apple bet on IBM saving PPC, and that bet is paying off. PowerPC is taking off right now, and SPARC is falling futher behind in every metric. An Apple -> Sun connection would make absolutely zero sense right now.