Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Leopard and Java: Is the party really over?

Dear Jobso,

I'm astonished after knowing that you are not including Java 1.6 in your latest version of Mac OS, that kitty thing (ups, sorry, my intern says the real name is Leopard). I've read some comments from our developers, you know, the communities we love to love at Sun, and that you should also love because they give you the value to your frigging operating system. Admit if my friend, just the OS is not cool enough to attract the public, you need the applications. As one of my advisers told me, is like having Viagra without having a chick: it's worth nothing. And you have to admit that there is a frigging huge community of Java developers out there waiting to upgrade to Leopard to make cool Java applications that are now thinking of switching to the Borg!

But, why is Apple not including Java in Leopold, as Ballmer calls it? It's quite simple: because they have to pay us royalties for every copy of Leopard including Java. It's that simple. That is the reason why the iPhone is not including Java, because Jobso doesn't want to pay us the royalties.
Jobso, my friend, I was about to think that you are having financial troubles with your company, but then your shares are skyrocketing and you are getting so much money from the iPhone (you are even getting money from the carriers if they sell your product!) that you even had to sell it cheaper... or is that you were not really selling as much iPhone as you say? Come on, Jobso, don't be so mean, spend a little money and make those poor developers happy again (and the Sun board will thank you too).


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Scooter is back.

I'm back from my tortuous travel, and I have some interesting things to say in the following days. It took me more than I had foreseen to be back from Vegas, not because Jonathan doesn't allow me to use the corporate jet anymore (I understand it Jonathan, but making me travel with (low)Cost-inental and even not in business at least, is outrageous!), but because I had some interesting meetings. For instance, I stopped at D.C. to meet with (fake) Hillary to talk about her campaign and her funds raising (man, she is accumulating zillions for the presidential race), and to tell her that I will be supporting her (as soon as I know who will probably win in the Republican side I'll probably do the same, but less passionate, you know, we're Sun, we were very happy with Bill in the White House, with the bubble and so on, making the shares to boost to $80... I'm feeling nostalgic...).

Jonathan, if we haven't contributed to Hillary's campaign, believe me, it is the time to do so.

On the other side, one of our readers has suggested I should talk more about Sun Federal. I'll do it, I promise, as soon as I found out what it is about, I'll explain it to you.
If you think I spend all the time at D.C. pushing Sun Federal, you are wrong: I only go to D.C. if there is a good concert at the Kennedy Center, or if the President invites me to the inaugural party (this week they had the Solar Decathlon, a competition about Sun powered houses, so that's why I went there, to find out that those frigging houses were powered by the Sun, not by Sun Micro equipement... I was lucky to have scheduled my appointment with Hillary so the voyage was very interesting at last).

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Scooter is Travelling these weeks

First of all I have to thank (I'll deny it in my memoirs), our (now, after we signed the OEM deal agreement with M$) dear Fake Steve Ballmer for sending me the photos from our Fake CEO's of The World Conference.
Yes, as you may have guessed, this is one of the reasons why I'm writting so little lately. The meeting was very interesting, and I had a real chance to expose to other CEO's the way to ruin, I mean, to reign a company as Sun, using samples from my decisions and the ones Jonathan is making lately.

I'll try to come back as soon as possible to share my vision with you, but I've heard that sun is holding an engineering conference in Las Vegas next week. I'm not interested at all in talking to engineers now that I'm retired, but I'm curious to know what is Jonathan to talk about there as he didn't invite me this time to go and make one of my arch-famous speeches!! (No, I'm not jealous, just curious...).

By the way, our poll about what software company should we buy is running, and RedHat is winning so far.

I'll come back as soon as possible and maybe I have some interesting things from Las Vegas to tell you (maybe I'm even lucky gambling).