> Had Sun hardware since my grad school days, and still have a number of
> more recent vintage AMD rack mounts, but with Oracle buying them out,
> its time to let it go.
Another way to look at it is there is a lot of very good cheap Sun hardware
on the market and because of Whoreacle's mastery at pissing off customers
and alienating developers who don't work for Fortune 50 companies with
Whoreacle contracts, there is going to be a lot more of that good cheap Sun
hardware on the market than ever before.
Instead of giving up on this and letting the bastards win it's time for a
revival of efforts that provide good OS and toolchain support on Sun
boxes. You can still run Sun versions of Solaris and as you know OpenBSD,
FreeBSD, and NetBSD run on many Sun machines. If enough people refuse to let
this great hardware die it will be worthwhile to maintain and develop code
for it. If you can't write code you can help test or write doc. Nobody can
have every box available for testing.
The worst machine Sun ever made is better than the best Intel machine ever