> Unfortunately many people involved with Sun, either as customers or even
> management, suffer from this blinkered view when bad news arrives. Worse than a
> 1.3% marketshare drop is the drop of over 15% in revenues, this is going to make
> it hard for Sun to put the investment it needs to behind Linux in order to grow
> and carry on as an independent company.
> Another 15% drop next year and Sun has just contracted as a company by almost
> one-third, they will need to lay off a similar percentage of their workforce just
> to balance their books. Sun is being eaten by a cancer within, better known as
> solaris advocates. These people are paralysing the forward thinking people in
> management who would like to drop solaris and move forward the only way they can,
> under the heavyweight banner of Linux.
You've got to be kidding, right? You've never visited c.o.l.a, I see.
I'm a long time BSD user, who loves unix systems. I always regarded
Linux as an overhyped, politically correct mess of a fragmented
operating system. Recently, though, I decided to open my mind a little,
and try Gentoo. Nonetheless, Linux's good points fall far short of its
hype. All you hear from Linux advocates is destroy Microsft, destroy
this, how Linux is going to take over the world, and how Linux is eating
up everything in sight. Needless to say, the little chance I have of
giving Linux a chance is gone now, now that I associated Linux with
little boys with a me-against-the-world complex, who put down Windows
users and programmers as "stupid" compared to Linux users. And what do
we get in return? Linux is destroying things. Linux is for little boys
who like to fantasize about destroying things. BSD and the rest of the
unices are for people who like unix.
> Linux is coming to the rescue of all the old unix shops, IBM, HP/Compaq etc and
> unless Sun stakes a claim now, they are going to be playing catch up for decades.
> It's vital if Sun is to avoid bankruptcy or a buy out, to make a claim as being
> the number 1 provider of Linux solutions in the world. At the moment they aren't
> even competing and HP and IBM are powering forward uncontested. Sun will fall
> behind Dell this year and out of the top 5 server providers within 12 months
> because of the cancer stopping the company from changing to market conditions.
> Sad but true.
You can stick Linux up your ass. I like unix.
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