[rescue] Sun is purple - not blue....

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Wed Mar 18 10:40:36 CDT 2009

On Mar 18, 2009, at 11:33 AM, Phil Stracchino wrote:

> Mark Brown wrote:
>> Not sure if anyone has been watching this - some depressing news ...
>> http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/18/ibm-in-talks-to-buy- 
>> sun-microsystems/
>> sigh
> With a little thought, it sounds like win-win to me.
> IBM gets Java and gets to stick a finger in HP's eye, as noted.  IBM
> also gets Sun's customer base and the expertise behind ZFS.
> Sun gets access to IBM's patent library, POWER processors, and the
> backing and resources of a computer company that still understands the
> value of real server/workstation computers (as compared to reselling
> badge-engineered lowest-bidder commodity shit, not like I'd mention  
> any
> names of course).

Although, it is possible that POWER7 will be the end of POWER.

And I'd hardly say that IBM still recognizes the value of real  
workstations, seeing as the POWER/PPC workstations are just being  
allowed to drag on for some CATIA customers.

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