[rescue] Sun crushes the used Sun market
shawn at synack-hosting.com
Tue Jun 28 11:09:35 CDT 2005
On Mon, Jun 27, 2005 at 09:25:41PM -0400, Patrick Giagnocavo
>I just realized that Sun is trying to kill off the used Sun hardware
>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 don't think so. I would still rather have a nice hefty SPARC box
rather than a glorified PC running things that matter.
Comparing the U20 to stuff like the e450 or the like is kind of silly.
They really don't compare.
I am very interested in picking up a U20 myself, but for a workstation.
Any server I run will be designed as a server, not a commodity pc.
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