It’s hard to believe that Sun Microsystems, on whose workstations in the Computer Science lab at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth I first really learnt to hack^W play with UNIX systems (and no, I wasn’t studying CompSci!), is passing into the annals of history to become just another brand in the Oracle monolith. They’ve even delisted there SUNW^W JAVA symbol from NASDAQ (hat tip to Arjen for the link).
As Alec’s wonderful filk said:
We had Joy, We had fun,
We were fork()ing on a Sun,
but the joy is all gone,
â€™til the processes are Done .
shutdown -r now
I shall have to take out my old Sun ID badge from the days of iPlanet and give it a polish, for old time’s sake.