Sun CEO to HP CEO: Please be my friend?

Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy (pictured, and doesn't he look cute and comfortable, and completely not posed at ergonomically disastrous angles) wrote an open letter to Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd, asking, "Let's converge [HP operating system] HP-UX with [Sun operating system] Solaris 10."

But blogger Barbara Darrow points out McNealy's timing. HP's about to hold a "future of enterprise computing" event with Intel. Darrow says Sun is trying to steal some glory. Basically, the open letter means "Please, HP, pretend we're friends."

Which, of course, they aren't. Just Tuesday, a Sun exec slammed the HP/Intel event, saying it's like "trying to put lipstick on a pig."

McNealy To Hurd: Lets Merge OSes [CRN]
Chairman's Email to Mark Hurd [Sun]