Bill Vass, the current CIO for Sun Microsystems, was describing Sun’s technology environment at a conference. Sun has roughly 36,000 desktops running on open source Java Desktop System: 33,000 of them on Open Source Solaris and 3,000 on Linux SuSe. Surprisingly enough, Sun has about 6,000 Windows desktops which they are actively looking to migrate.
Sun also has 1,600 Mac OS X desktops.
“Those Mac folks are like Al-Qaeda.” he said. “You just don’t touch their world.”
Moral of the story? Sun is not afraid to migrate Windows users. Mac users, on the other hand, are not to be touched.