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Enterprise Unix Roundup: No More Purple Boxes

Aug 31, 2007, 00:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"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..."

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