Given the volume of email I’m getting… if you’re looking for the Niagara FREE Trial offer, click here.
The terms and conditions are now updated to reflect the fact that Sun pays the postage if you return the system we sent you. There’s always been a free packing slip in the box when you received it – our legal agreement was just out of sync (and no, I don’t think the agreement is poetically simple, either – that’s next week’s challenge). If after 60 days you don’t like the system we sent, just call the 1-800 number, and someone will come out to pick it up.
We’re obviously good at the free software thing. Looks like free systems/hardware might be a bit tougher – but we’re going to get it right, and we promise to fulfill every request. Give us credit for running the experiment transparently – warts and all.
And to answer a few of the comment questions – the offer applies to anyone interested – not just corporate customers. We don’t care if you’re an educator or a park ranger or a blogger or a physicist or a CIO – so long as you’re in the market for the fastest/most efficient server on earth.
And just to reiterate – once you receive the system, run your own benchmarks – post them publicly (positive or negative – points earned for thorough and complete), and our marketing team will decide who gets to keep their Niagara systems for free. Free.
ps. to the folks at slashdot, send me your contact data, we’re happy to send a Niagara system for you to take a look at. Something tells me you fit the target demographic perfectly… (no floating point, heavy threading, etc.)
pps. just in case you lost track of the promo, it’s here.