Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Feb 2010 23:12 UTC
Oracle and SUN Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz, an advocate of Web 2.0, used Twitter early Thursday to announce his resignation. He was named CEO in 2006 as Sun faced a switch in strategic direction away from proprietary systems and toward open source code, including its valued Solaris 10 operating system. "Today's my last day at Sun. I'll miss it", he said in a tweet to his followers, reported the New York Times on its Web site at 1:12 a.m. Thursday. He added a bit of haiku: "Financial crisis, Stalled too many customers, CEO no more."
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RE: Fake Steve Jobs
by dnstest on Fri 5th Feb 2010 09:08 UTC in reply to "Fake Steve Jobs"
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My Little Pony... LOL ;) The guy always seemed to be all hype.

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RE[2]: Fake Steve Jobs
by REM2000 on Fri 5th Feb 2010 09:19 in reply to "RE: Fake Steve Jobs"
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i agree, wasn't he the one who annouced the apple zfs integration ahead of steve jobs making the who thing turn a bit sour?

When he came in 2006 he seemed to be full of ideas and exciting ways to move the company forward, it just seems he didn't act on them and simply let the company carry on as it had been firing the talent and keeping the managers.

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RE[3]: Fake Steve Jobs
by tylerdurden on Fri 5th Feb 2010 17:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Fake Steve Jobs"
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To be fair to Mr. Schwartz, ZFS is a SUN technology. I honestly found Apple's decision to not further the implementation, due to SUN stealing the thunder from the announcement of a technology which did not belong to them (apple)... to be the pinnacle of entitlement.

Labeling OSX as the "most advanced OS" while in reality being one of the few remaining (if not the one) major OS still carrying on with one of the most pathetic filesystem technologies... is laughable. And I think not even die hard Apple fans are even buying that flavor of kool-aid anymore. That little stunt by Mr. Jobs may very well have cost Apple's any significant presence in the data center for the foreseeable future.

Probably the main fault of SUN's former CEO was that he was a relative nice guy, in a strata of our society which seems to consider being a sociopath as a requirement for qualification. However, it still does not excuse the fact that he did not understand that SUN's issues were not solely of the technical persuasion (they did have great technologies and very very good technical staff)... SUN's woes were mostly due to the fact that their business people could not market their way out of a wet paper bag. However, SUN decided to concentrate their cuts on the tech side, while keeping the legion of useless suits. I am sure Oracle is buying a turbo charged weed whacker to get rid of all the dead weight in SUN's marketing.

Edited 2010-02-05 17:43 UTC

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