I don't think that Steve Martin is bored these days. In March he was caught up in the "Cloud Manifesto" fiasco and now he is right in the middle of a new battle with IBM. No I am not referring to Steve Martin the actor, but rather the senior director of developer platform marketing at Microsoft.
His latest battle involves WebSphere running better on Windows Server 2008 than a high priced IBM AIX system. Martin's claim is that you can get more transactions per second (11000 vs 8000) at about a third of the price. ($87161 vs $260128).
I have no idea whether the claims are true or false, but I do know that Microsoft generally puts a lot of effort into backing their claims. Obviously Steve is pretty comfortable with the claims that have been made, otherwise I am sure he wouldn't be willing to fund a third party bake off as he has mentioned in his blog.
Check out http://www.websphereloveswindows.com/ for more details on how you can effectively run WebSphere on Windows!
Should be interesting to see where this ends up.