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Sun's Schwartz: "The OS Wars Are Down to Three"

"HP-UX is on its way to the boneyard," he adds

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  • "After years of protesting Sun's claims," writes Jonathan Schwartz in his latest blog, HP "will only continue to decommit to HP-UX" and become instead "a company focused on the distribution of other people's technology."

    Schwartz continues, in his now-familiar, combative blog-style:

    "This abandonment is indisputable evidence that HP-UX is on its way to Hewlett Packard's industry leading collection of dead architectures. We've all watched the demise of Alpha, Tru64, PA-RISC, Itanium, storage - it's now irrefutable that HP-UX is on its way to that same, very crowded boneyard. Along with the systems devoted to running it."
    The occasion for this latest cyber-tirade was HP's announcement last week that it is dropping its efforts to port some Tru64 Unix products to HP-UX, a project it was to have undertaken in partnership with Veritas.

    " HP's crisis will continue and deepen," he continues, unmercifully. "Independent of the constituency, HP has destabilized its business with ambiguity. Questions like 'what happens next?' erode everything from revenue opportunities to career discussions."

    Schwartz concludes:

    "With another UNIX falling by the wayside, it's increasingly evident the OS wars are down to three - Microsoft Windows, Sun's Solaris, and Red Hat's Linux...We're happy to help all HP's constituents move on in life - better you walk away from the football, than have it walk away from you."

    In a reference that sounds mightily like an attempt to poach HP staffers, he also slips in the following: "What should you expect from Sun? We believe our insistence on the value of R&D and long term commitment, our ability to present a vision, to evolve community models, and to deliver on complex product integration and systems evolution, all represent opportunity. Opportunity for customers, partners, and current - and future - employees."

    Ah yes, what would the i-technology weekend be like without at least one good blog a week from Sun's Jonathan Schwartz? He's the Winston Churchill of technology - he mobilizes the English language at least once a week, and sends it into battle against Sun's rivals.

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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