Sun heeft een reaktie gepost op de Win2k licentieprijzen die Microsoft 2 dagen geleden bekend maakte, zo bericht The Register. De in de press release genoemde prijsvergelijking tussen Windows 2000 en Solaris zou gemanipulieerd zijn:
Chris Sarfas, Sun's UK product marketing manager, was in explosive mood when he alleged that Microsoft has manipulated a price comparison between Solaris and Windows 2000 in its pricing announcement.
Indeed, we said much the same thing earlier this week (see Win2k smoke and mirrors -- how MS is hiking OS prices.)
"Any comparison between Solaris and Windows 2000 should use the same hardware," he observed testily, and went on to point out that a 100-user licence for Windows 2000 advanced server would cost $15,996 (and $3999 for each additional 25 users), compared with $4395 for a Solaris 7 licence for an unlimited number of users on an eight-CPU system. Sarfas told The Register how that Solaris 8 prices are expected to be similar to those for Solaris 7.