InfoWorld interviews the intrepid Scott McNealy. He goes on reasonably enough for awhile, and then gets here:
IDGNS: Do you think you waited too long to bring out a Linux on Intel server? Did you wait too long on an Intel-based system because SPARC is in your blood? SM: If you look at what Sun has done that no one else has done in the Microsoft era, we have developed a real live developer community. There is the .Net developer community and the Sun ONE (Open Net Environment), Java, XML developer community. After that, there really aren't many interesting developer communities. The rest are small and shrinking. We are doing everything we can to provide as much opportunity for the Sun ONE, Java, XML community. We think we can leverage the 32-bit price-performance points of the low end of the Intel space to make Sun ONE a better price-performance environment for some areasApparently, McNealy is unaware of all the Perl and Python work going on. Purposely unaware, maybe. Clueless, more likely.