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  • Well, I know why Sun lost out. They were overpriced and had poor customer support. I worked at two companies that had the high level support with them, and it was always a pain to get them to actually provide that support (as in, come out and replace the power supplies in my machines like you are supposed to). I liked Solaris well enough, but with Sun's non-technical problems, going with FreeBSD on Dell was just easier to manage because Sun wasn't the bottleneck in support and replacement hardware.

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    • Perl might have other problems, but Sun wasn't acting like a good vendor to people who really wanted to use them.

      But that's exactly Perl's problem. We *think* we know what Perl users want, but we're actually very disconnected from the vast majority of our own users out there, not to mention the folks who aren't Perl programmers but could be.

      Backing that one up requires an entire essay that I'm not ready to write at 4am.