A gripe about sun.com

March 7, 2007

Sun's sun.com website makes a truly terrible advertisement for their hardware and software. And I'm not talking about things like their underwhelming search functionality, or how many pages you have to go through to get things; I'm talking about how slow and flaky it is. I don't want to add up how much time I've already spent trying to get a current Solaris 10 x86_64 DVD image from Sun; it's depressing.

(Also, can I say something unpleasant about offering a DVD image only in the form of a bunch of zipfiles? Honest, Sun, if I'm downloading a DVD image I can be trusted to deal with it all in one file.)

For extra points, sun.com is now insisting that I completely downloaded the file of the MD5 checksums of all of these bits and won't let me download it again, despite the fact that all I got when I clicked on their download link was a blank page in my browser.

Written on 07 March 2007.
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