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Sun ashamed of Solaris x86 past

Sun Microsystems is struggling to correct a big mistake - its lack of support for Solaris x86.

"One of the biggest mistakes we made a few years back was not supporting Solaris x86," Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president at Sun, said in an interview. "Scott (McNealy) will tell you the same thing."

More: The Register

Posted 2003-09-17, 23:30 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

Sun confirms it's interested in AMD's Opteron

THE CEO of Sun has told an American newspaper that his firm is seriously interested in the AMD Opteron for machines it will sell.

That confirms a report we wrote earlier this month, suggesting that Sun could be the first big tin vendor to market with an Opteron system. See Sun shines again on Opteron front.

Scott McNealy told Infoworld he thought AMD's microprocessor had a better chance than the Itanic.

More: The Inquirer

Posted 2003-09-12, 00:06 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

Sun Extends Solaris x86

Sun Microsystems Inc. on Thursday said it had added 100 new third-party systems and 100 new components to its Hardware Compatibility List for the Solaris x86 operating system Platform Edition.

"Our goal is to ensure that the Solaris x86 OS is available on the widest range of x86 systems," said Ann Wettersten, a vice president in Sun's software systems group.

Interest in the Solaris x86 operating system has grown significantly, she said, adding that in the past four months there have been more than 250,000 additional registered licenses of Solaris 9 x86 from such industries as finance, government, retail and telecom.

More: eWeek

Posted 2003-09-11, 23:56 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

Sun advances Solaris for Intel

Sun Microsystems has taken additional steps in its effort to increase the hardware support that's needed to make a version of its Solaris operating system for Intel processors useful.

p The company began a promotion this week to encourage individuals to run tests that certify that Solaris works with hardware from different manufacturers. It also signed on some new corporate partners.

More: News.Com

Posted 2003-08-31, 16:49 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

Sun supports Opteron workstation

Out of all the servers sitting in Sun Microsystems' Solaris x86 compatibility list one wee workstation stands out. It's a two processor system from Boxx Technologies, and it runs on Opterons.

p Sun's CEO Scott McNealy told The Reg that his company is serious about supporting Solaris x86 on Opteron, but he assured us that no Opteron-based hardware was in the works. Given the appearance of this Boxx system, however, we must ask, Scott, if you do indeed have an Opteron workstation lined up.

More: The Register

Posted 2003-08-30, 03:35 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

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