Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 19th Nov 2002 09:24 UTC
Oracle and SUN This past year has been a breakthrough for Sun for both their Linux and Solaris products. The most intriguing news of all is possibly the challenge Sun poses to Microsoft with their Desktop Initiative announced a couple of months ago. We spoke to Bill Moffitt, Product Line Manager of the Solaris Lifecycle, about Linux, the desktop and Solaris. Update: Bill Moffitt replies on our forums.
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To make it short, I care for my company and business and you for yours. I have my vision and sight of things and you yours. Claiming that I know nothing about the GNOME technology is false and I would like you to stop spreading such false assumptions. GNOME is not ready for production and not ready for companies. It's still the 'hackers toy' made by people with questionable references and capabilities. I don't say that I trust Microsoft more but they offer a well made Operating System, easy to install and works.

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Compared to your false assumptions about GNOME! thats the old pot calling the kettle black.

You have not given ONE example of why Gnome isn't ready, NOT EVEN ONE! Now, if it is in terms of development, sure, I could understand it, however, as an end users perspective, it is more than ready for the desktop.

As for Microsoft operating sytems are "easy to install and works", first of all, the operating system comes pre-installed on computers and secondly, the works part, well, if you are given a 4 cd's and told, "wack this in when the whole system goes tit's up", then sure, no problems.

If I was in your country, I would quite happly deploy a fleet of desktop systems + wager to PROVE that, yes, Linux + GNOME can be effectly used as a desktop. I've done it before, and I'm quite willing to prove another person wrong.