[svlug] Sun wins a round in Java court battle
ikluft at cisco.com
Tue Mar 24 20:29:34 PST 1998
> From: "WCOEKAER.US.ORACLE.COM" <WCOEKAER at us.oracle.com>
> Re: HP and Java, HP seems to be hopping along with MS on every account these
> days, going to NT, bye bye unix, here comes java etc... Seems they don't
> anyone at the top with any type of vision whatsoever, as far as I can see
> re going to help Gates get MS up and then he will spit HP out and leave it
> dead behind...
HP has improved on this shortcoming since 10 years ago when I was there but
they still have lots of distant divisions that hardly talk to each other at
times. For example, while you saw signs that HP was moving away from Unix
and over to NT, another division has just started an advertising campaign
that says "HP = Unix".
> Then there is the 'redhat' issue, red hat is cool... but it is also making
> linux into a specific linux-flavor... and They put on their cd what they
> want... so all this stuff needs to be 'kernel version' independant,
> redhat/slackware etc independant... otherwise it will be anothermess,
Get used to it. If you don't like their selection, you can always make your
own distribution. That's one of Linux's strengths - you don't have to like
the way someone else put it together. You can do something about it.
The problem here is that varying personal preferences prevent a single
perfect solution from being possible. Otherwise your advice would have
been excellent. But at least everyone with their various distributions
is able to pursue their idea of "best". Let the users decide.
Ian Kluft KO6YQ PP-ASEL Cisco Systems, Inc.
ikluft at cisco.com (work) ikluft at thunder.sbay.org (home) San Jose, CA
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