Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th May 2006 14:56 UTC, submitted by Robert Escue
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Sun Microsystems plans to offer support for the Ubuntu server Linux distribution on its T1 server line, the company said at the JavaOne industry conference in San Francisco. "We will be aggressively supporting the fork work [stuff] that Ubuntu has been doing," Sun chief executive Jonathan Schwartz said at the conference. "The ideals of that community are relatively familiar to us." More here, while a comparison of Linux and Solaris on a T2000 is also available.
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RE[6]: Slippery customers
by rattaro on Wed 17th May 2006 19:29 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Slippery customers"
rattaro
Member since:
2005-08-22

>And IBM hasn't done something like that before with Linux and AIX?

I don't know. I wasn't commenting on IBM; I was commenting on Sun. The topic is "Sun To Support Ubuntu Linux on Niagara."

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RE[7]: Slippery customers
by _LH_ on Wed 17th May 2006 19:44 in reply to "RE[6]: Slippery customers"
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2005-07-20

But anyway, good Linux support means more customers and that means more revenue and that is what interests Sun.

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RE[7]: Slippery customers
by Robert Escue on Wed 17th May 2006 19:59 in reply to "RE[6]: Slippery customers"
Robert Escue Member since:
2005-07-08

No kidding, and Sun is the only vendor to use "bait and switch", I don't think so. And thanks for reminding me of the topic, I submitted it! My previous position I dealt with IBM Global Services, so I seen their tactics first hand.

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RE[8]: Slippery customers
by rattaro on Wed 17th May 2006 20:24 in reply to "RE[7]: Slippery customers"
rattaro Member since:
2005-08-22

Ok, Robert, I'm sorry for being a wise guy. At the same time, I never said, implied, or even considered that this business tactic was unique to Sun. I'm not sure why you would imply that it was from my original post. If you want to discuss IBM behavior, then ok. But your post seems to read something in my writings that isn't there. Again, I have no idea about IBM tactics, so I can't make any claim.

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RE[7]: Slippery customers
by reddog on Thu 18th May 2006 09:04 in reply to "RE[6]: Slippery customers"
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2006-04-20

>>>And IBM hasn't done something like that before with Linux and AIX?

>I don't know. I wasn't commenting on IBM; I was commenting on Sun. The topic is "Sun To Support Ubuntu Linux on Niagara."

He wasn't really asking you a question, rather making a comment that IBM was doing the same by means of a question.

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