Another once-bright star falling...
trixter at oldskool.org
Fri Jun 2 00:35:01 CDT 2006
Scott Quinn wrote:
> I think that Sun's biggest problem is still residual from the UltraSPARC II debacle- they angered management by lying aboug why the new $100k+ computer wasn't working,
> and they really p***ed off sysadmins by alledging that they were incompetent. It would be a while before I'd recommend a Sun after that . . .
Not sure I follow; are you talking about the ecache parity bug? (CPU
would panic for pretty much no reason). As a guy who likes to torture
the hardware purely through software, I liked the way they fixed that
debacle (a kernel patch that "scrubs" ecache in such a way that the
parity bug never comes up).
> I wouldn't pooh-pooh OpenSolaris, either - if you were contemplating buying a expensive computer, wouldn't SGI's financial issues give you concern about buying a
But that's not why they did OpenSolaris, they did it (IMO) as a reaction
to Linux "cuz that's what all the k00l kidz R doing". Since Linux was
ported to sun hardware way back in 1997, I never saw the point.
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