Yesterday, Google and Sun had a joint announcement of sorts, where they tried to pass of trivia as world shaking news. So I guess Google felt a need to say something more, in order to spice up the non-announcement:
Google boss Eric Schmidt worked at Sun Microsystems for 14 years, so it's no surprise he shares a vision for the future of computers and networks with Sun boss Scott McNealy.
And it's no surprise that future doesn't include a place for Microsoft.
Well, actions speak way, way louder than words. Let's look at the places where Google has reached out past the browser, or into browser add-ons - the toolbar, Google Earth, desktop search. Hmmm - there's a pretty Windows-centric aspect to all of those initiatives, isn't there? Heck, until recently, the toolbar was even IE specific.
If Google were actually interested in a future "sans Microsoft", you would think that their client tools would support the Mac and Linux, at least (and it says something about Sun's desperation that they were willing to appear with a vendor who will support Solaris approximately never).