Enterprise Unix Roundup: No More Purple Boxes

“I have many fond memories of working on that computer because
it was the first time I used the Internet, for e-mail and the
fledgling World Wide Web. I remember downloading the famous picture
of Elvis and President Nixon in the Oval Office. I also remember
using live satellite pictures as my X background (and showing my
co-workers how to do it)… until, two days later, when the IT
manager came screaming out of the server room begging us to stop
hogging disk space.

“Good times, those.

“Now, it seems, the days of the nifty purple chassis will be
soon forgotten. Sun Microsystems took steps earlier this month
toward becoming a pure software company…”