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The Register: Win2k - Sun calls in the Exterminator

Feb 29, 2000, 15:59 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Lettice)

"The New York Times' John Markoff reports the sad failure of a Sun plot to unleash a pest extermination company on Microsoft to coincide with the big Windows 2000 launch on 17th February."

"A fleet of 20 bright yellow trucks [hired by Sun] with Western Exterminator emblazoned on their sides had been retained, and detailed to cruise around the San Francisco Moscone Convention Center on the big day, while Microsoft unwrapped Win2k, including its 63,000, er, issues, inside."

"Curiously, it appears the company had been under the impression that it was being hired by Microsoft rather than Sun. To do what? Work on service pack one, presumably."

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