Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Nov 2008 21:38 UTC, submitted by pantheraleo
Oracle and SUN The world hasn't been kind to Sun for quite a while now, but with the economic downturn, things are getting worse. Sun announced today that it will be laying off 18% of its workforce, or about 6000 people. In addition, it was announced that Sun's software chief Rich Green has resigned for reasons that were not stated, although as part of Sun's reorganization and cost cutting efforts, many departments are being merged, and the software division is being restructured and reorganized.
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RE[3]: Part of Sun's Problem...
by zdzichu on Sat 15th Nov 2008 10:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Part of Sun's Problem..."
zdzichu
Member since:
2006-11-07

Hard to sell something, that is free, you know. Sun sells support for it's operating systems. As for OEMs, look here: http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=becwyk1&c=us&... . It's a Dell server configurator, you can order it with Solaris preinstalled.

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Jondice Member since:
2006-09-20

Just a plug for Sun - I recently purchased an Ultra 40 (x64) workstation from Sun, at a very reasonable price. I have never seen such a nice system - the case is phenomenal.

The only part that wasn't reasonable was getting extra hard drives, but I was able to buy them elsewhere (the beast holds up to 8 drives).

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