Sun and Microsoft

Microsoft and Sun Expand Strategic Alliance: Sun to Become Windows Server OEM and Companies to Collaborate on Cross-platform Virtualization: "Sun is now a single source for today's leading operating systems -- Solaris and Windows -- on the industry's most innovative x64 systems and storage products. Customers can now take advantage of the virtualization benefits of Windows and Solaris on Sun's energy efficient x64 systems," said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems Group, Sun Microsystems. "Microsoft's recognition of our x64 systems and storage systems is a testament to the superior system design at the heart of our product portfolio."

Cool. Love the focus on collaborating to solve customer problems.
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I am not sure why but this scares me more than it makes me all giddy. There is either something wrong with it. Sun seems to be all over the map right now trying to be everyones friend and I think we can all think back to when Apple did the same thing and almost died. Microsoft and Sun in the same camp is just not easy to think about. I will wait to see what happens oh and not to be mean Jim but i5/OS is by far the best OS on the planet, the downside is no one knows this fact other then people like me who have seen every OS on the planet. I still think Solaris is a wonderful OS and is plenty powerful but someone like Sun needs to grad it by the short hairs and really give it a good working over to make it easier to use.

Posted by David Vasta on September 14, 2007 at 07:26 PM JST #

I am not sure why but this scares me more than it makes me all giddy. There is either something wrong with it.

Sun seems to be all over the map right now trying to be everyones friend and I think we can all think back to when Apple did the same thing and almost died.

Microsoft and Sun in the same camp is just not easy to think about. I will wait to see what happens oh and not to be mean Jim but i5/OS is by far the best OS on the planet, the downside is no one knows this fact other then people like me who have seen every OS on the planet. I still think Solaris is a wonderful OS and is plenty powerful but someone like Sun needs to grad it by the short hairs and really give it a good working over to make it easier to use.

Posted by David Vasta on September 15, 2007 at 01:00 AM JST #

hey ... I think we were getting too isolated a few years ago and we are correcting that now. That's all. That's how I look at it, anyway. :) And the "best OS on the planet" thing ... I never believed it and it always made me feel uneasy when I heard it. Solaris is the best in some areas, absolutely, but not in all, and that's true for the other OSs as well. It was a marketing phrase we used, but I don't think it will be used in the future.

Posted by Jim Grisanzio on September 15, 2007 at 02:44 AM JST #

Oh they are stil using it. I have heard it in the last 6 months. It made me LOL in the meeting with SUN. It's all about the job it does.

I also think that there is a problem with UNIX and Solaris in that the commands and structure are not very structured. It's all over the place. A little clarity would be very nice. While I see the power in letting on person write the GREP command and the other SED I would think that somewhere along the lines UNIX would have said to hell with this crazy command naming and lets come up with a standard.

On the System i for example if I want to dispay the jobs I type DSPJOB or all the jobs WRKACTJOB

VERB + NOUN + OTHER

It's always layed out like that. there are a few exeptions but they are rare. NETSTAT is one of them. It just made more sense to use the common term......

I digrees. I am still in wait and see mode with Sun. It all seems a bit odd right now but maybe in a few weeks or months it will be one of those I told you so moments. Taking a page out of Larry Ellison's pay book is a smart thing but trying to understand Larry is not so smart and can in fact cause brain damage.

-David

Posted by David Vasta on September 15, 2007 at 09:28 AM JST #

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