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[8]: Slippery customers
by rattaro on Wed 17th May 2006 20:24 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Slippery customers"
rattaro
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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[9]: Slippery customers
by Robert Escue on Wed 17th May 2006 20:58 in reply to "RE[8]: Slippery customers"
Robert Escue Member since:
2005-07-08

No, but it is used by Linux trolls to make Sun appear "evil". You accused Sun of "I don't agree. I think that Sun's plan has always been "bait and switch." Use the Linux name to get your foot in the door, then push Solaris. It's not really a secret." So how many times have you dealt with Sun? I have been dealing with them off and on since 1993 and they have NEVER used Linux as a means to "get in the door" to sell a Solaris solution.

However, I watched a Sun/Dell shop go 70% AIX simply because IBM sold management that the "best" solution was to run AIX and everything (SAP/R3, Oracle, etc.) on AIX.

So do you have any experience in Sun using "bait and switch", or is it a troll?

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v RE[10]: Slippery customers
by rattaro on Wed 17th May 2006 21:23 in reply to "RE[9]: Slippery customers"