Sun!

So here I sit, at the very end of Sun Microsystems.

(oblink to James Gosling's entry)

Who would've thought!

Close to twenty years ago the university received a shiny new SPARCserver/390. Sure we had other hardware from HP (HP-UX, ugh) and IBM (AIX, even worse!) but that 390 with SunOS was special. I cajoled my way into being the sysadmin for that lab mainly so I could get unlimited play time with it.

Later after finishing grad school I ended up elsewhere but Sun was still the coolest company on Earth. I quickly "found" (not by accident) myself with a SPARCstation10 which later became a 20 and so on... Today my 'desktop' is a SunFire server but since it is insanely noisy I keep it in a lab and display through a SunRay in my office.

Inevitably, I later ended up here at Sun (coincidentally, right when Bellcore got acquired) and the engineering culture was as great inside as the products were cool from a customer perspective (as to the management side of the company, the less said the better I suppose). So here we are, at the Sunset of it all. Now, a very red sunrise.

So, what's next for Sun Web Server?


Comments:

That's a familiar face. If I recall correctly, the iws-files.red.iplanet.com E250 took up duty as the Web Server web server when AOL absconded with the old vault.mcom.com Ultra 60.

All the best at Oracle, Jyri.

Posted by guest on January 28, 2010 at 04:19 PM PST #

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