ZDNet: Linux Displacing Solaris?

“Grandpa over there, he’s just dumb: ran some home brew ERP in
something called Progress on a Sun 6500, cost him a million
bucks–me, I can do that job using Great Plains and four Xeons for
about $10K. What an idiot he was to fall for that SPARC/Solaris
stuff–cost his company hundreds of thousands a year, and this went
on for like ten years. I mean, what an idiot–and where were his

“Ever want to strangle somebody like that? well, hold the
impulse because, except for the anachronisms, the personal insults,
and his conclusions, he’s got a point…”