“We’re getting off of our religious crusade and we’re going to sell people what they want to buy,” Larry Singer, Sun senior vice president of global market strategy, told IDG in an interview. Sun “in some cases” should “embrace” Microsoft’s software, he added.
Of course, it was followed by: “Sun spokesman Mark Richardson confirmed Singer made the comments. Singer “jumped the gun” and Sun is still considering whether to certify its servers can run with Windows, Richardson said.”
I asked a friend of mine at Sun what the internal reaction to this was:
“Falls into 2 camps – the business savvy folk who are excited by it, and the religious zealots who see it as heresy.”