I'll say one thing, McNealy is probably the most quotable CEO in the tech space. Get a load of what The Register has him saying in response to a query about the relationship between Sun and MS:
When asked by a Northwestern student why Microsoft decided to make peace with Sun, McNealy drifted into odd territory. His basic claim was that Microsoft knew it needed some competition and that Sun was the lesser of all evils. This claim covers the operating system wars, desktop software and middleware.
"Microsoft needed a partner," McNealy said. "Their customers wanted choice. One is an unstable molecule."
It can only be assumed that McNealy was referring to Linux with that last comment. Sadly, he moved away from the molecular analysis at that point.
"Who else are they going to choose as their second source? You know, Sun and Microsoft aren't that competitive. We don't do MSN, we don't do Xbox, we don't do applications. They don't do computers, storage or infrastructure."
An unstable molecule. Heh.