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My non-Windows desktop is better than yours

Given your recent decision to put Lotus Notes on ice, and that your WebSphere strategy has plagued you with an integration problem best described as "Middleware is Everywhere" - we'd also like to offer you our server system, the Java Enterprise System, at $100/employee (with a cap at $12M). I guess the notion of a truly altruistic act is indeed nothing more than a pipe dream. --bodyend--- EXTENDED BODY:

In response to IBM's alleged memo on migrating all desktops to Linux by 2005, Sun's own Jonathan Schwartz has got some free advice for IBM on moving to a non-Windows environment. Here's a choice excerpt:

Given your recent decision to put Lotus Notes on ice, and that your WebSphere strategy has plagued you with an integration problem best described as "Middleware is Everywhere" - we'd also like to offer you our server system, the Java Enterprise System, at $100/employee (with a cap at $12M).
I guess the notion of a truly altruistic act is indeed nothing more than a pipe dream.

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