[rescue] Oracle making just a little harder to keep old machines in use

gsm at mendelson.com gsm at mendelson.com
Wed May 5 16:16:59 CDT 2010

On Wed, May 05, 2010 at 04:49:07PM -0400, Carl R. Friend wrote:

>   Does anybody really have any proper intelligence on what the
>roadmap for SPARC and Solaris is for things other than supporting
>Oracle databases?  Personally, I am just not yet ready to drink
>the Intel and Linux Cool-Aid, but it's getting to be a damned
>tough rear-guard fight.

It's come out recently that it wasn't Kool-Aid at all, but a cheap 
knock off, Flavor Aid.

Personaly I think that was Sun's problem and what caused them to go broke.
Instead of trying to get the paying customers to subsidize the freebies to
keep the big bad X86 Linux systems under control, they should of ignored them
and focused on what they did best. 

It works for Apple, which now just happens to sell computers as accesories
to iPods, iPads and iTunes, and companies like BMW with small market shares,
but are not concerend with things like the Tata Nano.

That's basicly what Oracle plans to do, focus on paying customers and 
stop trying to give away stuff to the nonpaying ones. 

Having been both a paying (in the past) and nonpaying (recently) customer
of Sun, all I can say "so long and thanks for all the fish", although to
be honest, I'd prefer more free fish. :-)


Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem, Israel gsm at mendelson.com  N3OWJ/4X1GM
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