Sun Microsystems have some pretty cool tech and some really interesting people woking there. Plus, they publish a lot of their interesing work and are generally pro-OpenSource/Free Software. But I can’t believe anything that comes from Scot McNealy’s mouth…like this…”complete Java-centric enterprise datacenter architecture that leverages Solaris 10 and Oracle’s Fusion middleware”.
It’s not the first grandiose statement from McNealy. He’s had parnershipts with RedHat, Novell and Microsoft. However any time I talk to their sales people they’re selling tech which will be released in six months time. In contrast if I talk to an IBM, RedHat or Novell rep they have a box or a product that they want me to take home today.
…and I’ll never forgive Solaris 8 for dropping its metatab DB on MiNDS> when the cheapo Linux and FreeBSD machines journaled and took the sucker-punch.