We were all proud that Sanjay Kumar
a Sri Lankan was the chairman and CEO of Computer Associates
fourth- largest supplier of e-business solutions in the United States. Now he is in trouble
. I really hope he can come out clean and will not let us down.
posted by 88Pro / Thursday, September 30, 2004
has hired Dave Johnson
and going full throttle on blogging
. Already there are many companies encouraging blogging including Microsoft
, Yahoo, and Google
being the one of the top executives’ blogging at Sun, he claims
it makes a very good medium to get their message across to parties that matter, specially when the marketing budget is very limited. What struck me was how much truth in that claim. After I started following the feeds
from Sun blogging community, I am really thrilled. I had lot of misconception about Sun missing the Linux buss
which went away after reading this blog entry
. Even if Sun had a marketing budget of Microsoft in my opinion I don’t think it will be as effective as these blogs to get their thoughts across. I think I am clearer about Sun’s future and know better about where they are headed than pre blogging era. If not for these blogs I would have believed the rants on the media about “Sun trying to kill Linux
”, “How Sun screwed OpenOffice
” and “They have something under the sleeves
about making Solaris open source”. But folks at Sun just through their blogs have shown the world that all these claims are not true and how committed they are to OpenOffice
and they are really going to make Solaris Open Source. They are a really good company which has the resource and will to innovate and I have more hope in Sun than I ever had before.
On a different note, even though I know jack about Solaris I am really excited about Solaris 10
release. x86 and SPARC version will be released at the same time, because both are compiled from the same source. Did you know all your Linux applications will run natively on Solaris 10? Being the brain behind all these momentum Jonathan deserves his salary raise
Sun also said that if something runs faster in Linux than it does on Solaris x86, they will treat it as a bug in Solaris and fix it.
posted by 88Pro / Friday, September 24, 2004
Sometime back I wrote a blog titled “Sun – There is hope?
”. Recently after getting into RSS feeds, I have been regularly following Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog
who is the President and Chief Operating Officer Sun Microsystems. I have earlier mentioned that Sun missed the Linux buss, but if you read this
from Jonathan’s posts it will be clear, that he thinks, IBM and HP hopping into Linux (specially Red Hat) is a big strategic mistake. His point being if IBM and HP promoted Red Hat as an OS for their hardware, at the end of the day, they just become the box Supplier, because there is not much product differentiation. In his own words,
“To me, HP's problems spawn from the death of... their operating system, HP/UX. Like IBM, they've elected to ask their customers and ISV's to move to Red Hat Linux or Microsoft Windows on x86 systems. And if you're an ISV, how does that differentiate HP? - they're a box vendor. If you're a customer, where does that leave you with your HP/UX investments? Facing untimely change - with a vendor no longer in charge of their OS.” – [Jonathan Schwartz]
Moreover it looks like one of Sun’s new buss is going to be Solaris/Opteron systems
. While Intel’s public admission that Itanium is going nowhere
, HP might have to reconsider its strategy. At the same time it looks like a healthy strategy for Sun to go with Opteron and Open Solaris
posted by 88Pro / Monday, September 13, 2004
At the moment it's valued at B$13,569.86 :-)
Value of Senthoor thinKing
Also on a different Note check H-BOT
search engine, quite interesting. Check This
posted by 88Pro / Thursday, September 09, 2004
TTL (8:30:17 AM): anyways, i knock on this door, and someone opens it and i ask to speak to you
TTL (8:30:47 AM): so you appear and you lock the door behind you, like its some top secret operation!
TTL (8:31:39 AM): and i ask you if you had seen a t shirt of mine and you say hmmmm no, but i saw mrs. G wearing it. i blew a fuse. and i went and punched her for wearing my blouse!!!!
TTL (8:31:39 AM): it was sooooooo funny.
TTL (8:31:57 AM): and my mother had to stop me from smashing her up
I have never seen her wearing a t-shirt even in real life
posted by 88Pro / Thursday, September 02, 2004