HP director gives some sauce about Sun

I was interested to read Peter Hall's (a director at HP) comments and Jonathan Schwartz's (heck, you know he is) opinions side-by-side in a Linuxword article. Hall seems to think that Jonathan's public negative analysis of HP's operating system strategy is actually the focus of Sun's energy; very odd notion indeed (or are we to think that HP's internal efforts are focussed on producing Hall's remarks? sounds unlikely).

I would very much like to see Hall actually back-up his random negativity about Sun with a similar depth of analysis, but given that he seems to think that Sun is "shooting at all sorts of strategies", I doubt that will be forthcoming. A brief shopping list of reading material to enable that kind of analysis would have to include at least:

Much as I might like to contine this wholly unnecessary rant about that (in my view) entirely unfounded rant, I think it best to end this brief detour into blogopia and just get back to work - whoo yeah!
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Funny enough, as a developer that works on the UNIX products from both companies, I've always preferred Sun - not because of anything said at a high level by execs, but because of the quality of the product and the tools. To extend that, I see a lot of extremely positive things coming from Sun right now, and I'm still smarting from HP killing the Alpha chip and Tru64... as far as I'm concerned Sun seems to have a much healthier idea of where it's going and why it should go there than any of the other big vendors, and that's a good thing.

Posted by Michael van der Westhuizen on October 24, 2004 at 07:05 AM PDT #

Don't forget Sun's hardware offerings as well. I'm constantly on java.sun.com and have to jump to sun.com to get a refresher as to the scope of Sun's strategy

Posted by Noah Campbell on October 25, 2004 at 01:24 AM PDT #

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