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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
bosses?

“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…”

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