Big Announcement: Sun and IBM Peace Pipe

Two longtime rivals in computing, IBM Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc., plan to cooperate on some server technologies, a move that could put pressure on their joint competitor HP:
“Sun’s chief executive, Jonathan Schwartz, called it a “comprehensive relationship” that “represents a tectonic shift in the market landscape.” The collaboration announced Thursday will enable Sun’s Solaris operating system to run on IBM servers. That means customers that run Sun servers will be able to switch to Big Blue’s hardware without having to rewrite any programs. Full Story

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About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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