Hmm, that's funny. I worked at Compaq after they bought Tandem. Maybe theres a reason they got bought. It might be the same reason Compaq got bought :)
Even then, I've seen 2 rather pricey perl products come in the door while at Compaq. (and Compaq reeks of M$)
Funny the way that works. By the way, I hate to tell you this. But M$ is running around buying (yes buying) all of Suns clients. Hell, they're even trying to buy off other countries.
I guess it just goes to show. There is a place and time for everything.