Open Sound System v4.0 announced
Open Sound System v4.0 has been finally announced for Solaris x86, AMD64 and Sparc. OSS supports Solaris 9, 10 and Nevada (v11).
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Posted 2007-03-15, 17:29 GMT by Dev Mazumdar
HP Simplifies Migration for Sun Solaris Customers to More Affordable, Higher-performing HP ProLiant Systems
HP is making it easier for dissatisfied Sun Microsystems server customers to migrate to higher performing, more affordable x86-based HP ProLiant platforms.
By expanding certification of the 64-bit version of the Solaris 10 operating system on seven of its existing IntelÂ? Xeonâ??-based HP ProLiant servers, HP is providing users of Solaris on SPARC-based servers more options than ever for adopting industry-standard computing.
Since 1996, HP has certified various versions of Solaris in both 32- and 64-bit mode on select AMD Opteronâ??- and Intel Xeon-based HP ProLiant servers. The certifications announced today include the HP ProLiant BL20p G4, BL460c, BL480c, DL360 G5, DL380 G5, DL580 G4 and ML570 G4 servers.
Posted 2007-02-06, 19:05 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
HP smacks Sun with Solaris stick
It appears that HP's fondness for Sun Microsystems' Solaris operating system has returned. The hardware maker today announced quick support for the latest version of Solaris across a number of its Intel-based servers.
HP now supports the November 2006 release of Solaris on the HP ProLiant BL20p G4, BL460c, BL480c, DL360 G5, DL380 G5, DL580 G4 and ML570 G4 servers. That places Solaris on every one of HP's BL Series boxes and the majority of DL Series systems. HP pitches the Solaris love as a ploy for moving customers off Solaris on SPARC servers and onto its own hardware.
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Posted 2007-02-06, 19:04 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Seven ways Solaris can beat Linux
At a recent Sun Microsystems press event, Sun execs talked up plans to market the company's Solaris Unix OS to startups and small-to-midsize businesses. "Open source is what [customers] want to go after," said Peder Ulander, Sun's vice president of software marketing. "It's not so much Linux. Linux just happens to embody open source."
If that's true, then Sun should be in good shape. Solaris has been open source for two years now, and Sun is slowly but surely moving its entire software portfolio to an open source model. And yet, all the momentum still seems to be behind Linux.
True, Solaris is the technologically superior OS, but plainly that's not enough. If Solaris wants to win back the market share it enjoyed in the 1990s, it needs to make a splash.
Posted 2007-01-23, 22:53 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Sun and Intel go crazy over Solaris on Xeon
Sun Microsystems once again has eyes for Intel, and this time it's serious.
According to the street's word, Sun and Intel will announce a partnership Monday centered around Sun slotting Xeon chips into its servers and Intel backing Solaris x86. Such a relationship would mark Sun's most significant Intel embrace to date. It would also provide Intel with an ample AMD-bashing opportunity.
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Posted 2007-01-22, 16:03 GMT by Mariusz Zynel