On Thursday 01 July 2004 20:50, Andreas Girardet wrote:
Now Sun's JVM is a beautiful thing. And it is Sun's JVM that will
take hardware customers from IBM to Sun. When it comes to heavy
lifting, for the same money, Sun's JVM running on Solaris and Sun
hardware will outperform the corresponding offering from IBM -- I
reckon. And IBM knows it too. And the gulf will only widen.
The opposite is happening. Sun is shrinking and IBM is gaining,
stop dreaming, live the real world. IBM is doing more than anyone
else in and for Open Source/Linux.
Please, I didn't say that IBM is shrinking and Sun is gaining -- now
that would be the opposite to what you assert.
Sun in the Desktop they released
are closed sourcing Linux and do not even mention in the copy I
bought that it is Linux or that it is GPL. It reads like the
What does this have to do with Java on Linux? Nobody can close-source
Linux. Wow talk about irrational! (below)
Scott McNealy is Bill Gates's new buddy and they
both do not like what Linux is doing to their own market. Why you
write this irrational slander onto a Linux list is beyond me.
What does this have to do with Java on Linux? If you look at my
replies to your assertions, you will notice that you might be the one
sounding irrational. Please do not use emotional terms like
"slander" -- they are boring.
As I said ... stop dreaming. Why would anyone buy Sun
these days if they spend a third of the money for the same
performance for an IBM system.
Check out the latest java benchmarks for Java 1.5.
Nice to hear from you Andreas. Are you still working for IBM? If you
are, why don't they open-source their JVM given their alleged
predilection to. Why are they trying to get the "shrinking" Sun to