Re: S2500 vs. SB1000
From: Frank Cusack (fcusack_at_fcusack.com)
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 01:18:37 -0800
On Sat, 14 Feb 2004 07:52:02 GMT Erik Magnuson <email@example.com> wrote:
> Wished I had followed through on an urge to buy Sun stock a year ago...
I'm not so sure. Sun will have problems executing. There's many a
slip twixt cup and lip.
Consider that the clunky and unreliable Linux has stolen a lot of
Sun's mindshare (IMHO worse than the actual dollars they've already
given up in the low end market). That should never have happened and
personally I don't see any good strategies from Sun on getting it
back. Sun still thinks they are in the hardware business -- they've
released an Opteron server with no software!
Maybe it's not really for sale yet, has anyone tried to order one?
The specs page says Solaris x86 will be available in April, yet the
order page says:
The Solaris Operating System (x86 Platform Edition) is
pre-installed on the server in 32-bit ...
however you can't select Solaris in the menu.
It is at a pretty good price, though, which is both surprising and exciting.