Sun Microsystems' chief executive Scott McNealy has warned OEMs against making deals with Microsoft.
He claimed at the OEM electronics summit in San Francisco last week that Microsoft will compete with them even if they adopt its technology. The conference was attended by staff from electronics companies, car makers and other industries that use chips. Microsoft's biggest critic told them: "Microsoft is a dangerous partner. What they did to PC makers, they will do to consumer electronics firms."
McNealy also warned OEM manufacturers that both Intel and Microsoft are too concerned with their own branding, upgrade paths and pricing to be good partners. Naturally, McNealy claimed Sun only wants to design products quickly and sell them cheaply without any interest in "global domination".
The Microsoft Windows CE operating system is not as scalable as Java and is not compatible with other Windows operating systems, McNealy claimed, as he tried to demonstrate that Java is the best software choice for consumer and handheld electronic devices.
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