[rescue] Sun crushes the used Sun market

Patrick Giagnocavo 717-201-3366 patrick at zill.net
Mon Jun 27 20:25:41 CDT 2005

I just realized that Sun is trying to kill off the used Sun hardware market.

This means good news for those of us collecting the older stuff.

They just announced an $895 Opteron system, or, if you pay $30 a month for 3 years, they give you the hardware, plus Sun Studio 10 and some other software, plus they give you a Sun support contract (which I suppose lets you access all the stuff that used to be free).

Contrast that with the used  $175 V100 I just bought ... suddenly it doesn't appear to be as great a deal given there is no support and nothing is bundled with it.

I think Sun is about to get very serious at price-cutting now that they know that the market is OK with Opterons.


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