Baseline: Will Linux, Intel Put out Sun's Lights?
Jan 27, 2003, 20:00 (21 Talkback[s])
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"Is it time for Sun to set? Probably not. But there are plenty
of reasons to think twice about basing your critical systems in the
long run on Sun's proprietary hardware.
"While the combination of Intel processors and Linux operating
systems is gaining ground, Sun Microsystems is trying to play a
whole different game. It wants you to believe it can convert from
being the best hardware company in the world, to being the best
software company. On its own terms.
"'We had a line we used for 15 or 20 years now at
Sunâ€"'All the wood behind one arrowhead,'' says John
Loiacono, Sun's vice president in charge of operating systems
(Solaris and Linux). 'That's still the case, but the arrowhead has
moved. The arrowhead is Java-based applications in the Sun One