[rescue] Sun crushes the used Sun market

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Mon Jun 27 20:42:36 CDT 2005

On Jun 27, 2005, at 9:25 PM, Patrick Giagnocavo 717-201-3366 wrote:

> 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.

Also the name is interesting. Sun Ultra 20...

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