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]: Banks
by Kebabbert on Tue 18th Nov 2008 14:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Banks"
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At last some clever remarks from you! About time.

"Unfortunately, they're always at risk when companies ask themselves questions like "Do we need to spend money on this?" and "Why are we buying that expensive stuff when we have something cheaper elsewhere that performs a more than adequate job here?""

And then the conclusion is simple: SUN provides far better throughput at a fraction of the price on some work loads, compared to IBM and HP-UX Unix machines. Not to mention x86 servers.

Also, Solaris Enterprise support is cheaper than RedHat Linux Enterprise support. Again the conclusion is simple: Use Solaris.

Good to see some sane reasoning from you, at last. I agree, you must ask yourself the question if you can optimize and consider the alternatives. You should not only consider a subset of possible solutions, that could lead to sub optimization, and you dont want that.

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