Subject: Re: Unbelievable: Sun supports FreeBSD-sparc port for Ultra.
To: Dave McGuire <>
From: Michael J. Miller Jr. <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 12/18/1997 21:22:07
On Thu, 18 Dec 1997, Dave McGuire wrote:

>   With this, I do agree...I'll take Solaris over that NT trash any
>   day...but NetBSD is definitely my OS of choice.  Solaris is Sun's
>   MarketWare just as NT is Microshaft's MarketWare...and I don't like
>   running MarketWare as a matter of principle...and, lucky for me,
>   systems generally classified as MarketWare are generally high-flash
>   low-quality Solaris and NT...when compared to
>   something that's really *engineered*...something that's had some
>   actual technical thought put into it.

Look, I love free software. but where's your MP support?  Your UltraSparc
support?  Why did your serial driver suck until recently?  Do I need 
to go on?

The ego stroking gets a wee bit thick around here at times.  If you
don't think sun puts heavy duty technical thought into their products
then you're sorely mistaken.  I've meet a number of people that work for
the company, and they are generally very bright.  You don't survive
in the commercial market place if you aren't.  Sun is number one in the
Unix world for a reason.

At least some part of sun is showing an interest in investing in 
free software.  Grow up and learn not to bite the hand that feeds 
you.  Geez.

If you think I've had a bad week, you're probably right.  If you 
think I wouldn't say this if I hadn't... You're probably wrong.  :-)

Mike Miller     
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