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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RE: Bascule
by pojo on Sun 2nd Jan 2005 07:21 UTC

How can you say that with Fujitsu's SPARC64 topping 2GHz and the upcoming release of Niagra? SPARC is certainly outdoing POWER for the time being...

I'm not impressed with Sun hardware. We just purchased a new Sun server, dual proc with 2 GB of ram w/ Solaris 9 on it. The thing is slow. I develop java apps on my PC before I upload it to our app server, and a 1.7Ghz P4 with 512MB is twice as fast at executing the sql queries and serving the page.

If our IT department spends over 2,000 on a server, I expect it to be faster than my 2.5 year old Dell PC. I know it's only running the UltraSparc III(i?), but you would think that a brand new server would perform just a little better than it does.

Just how much would I have to pay to get decent hardware from sun? 10k?