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Anil Gadre's statement

Hello everyone.

I wanted to respond to the mail that has been floating around about Solaris for Intel.

First, I apologize for the delay in responding to all of you. Secondly, I realize that you arent going to be happy with my response since it does not give you what you want today. I undertstand that you would love to see us announce Solaris 9 for Intel along with our overall Solaris 9 announcement. That is not planned for our announcement this week.

We have, and still are seriously considering alternatives regarding Solaris for Intel. While it may appear from the outside for the issues to be simple, I can assure you that they are not simple. The decisions we made were based on some basic economic factors facing us. I certainly appreciate the passion for the product that all of you are showing and are very much wrapping that into the discussion of whether to and how to productize Solaris for Intel for Solaris 9. We are also working through your suggestions in detail regarding involvement of the community. I wish we already had all this worked out but we dont.

Again, I know this is not the response you want or are waiting for. It is the best we can do at this point. I have to ask for your further patience as we work towards resolving the future of Solaris on Intel.


Anil Gadre - Vice President, General Manager Solaris Software, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Posted 2002-05-22, 17:12 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

Sun VP says Solaris-on-Intel question unresolved

With the release of Solaris 9 scheduled for midyear, Anil Gadre, vice president and general manager for Solaris software at Sun Microsystems Inc., has a lot on his plate. For one thing, he has to figure out how to deal with a vociferous user community that rebelled against Sun's decision, announced in January, to pull the plug on a version of Solaris 9 for Intel Corp. processors.

Q: What's the status of your deliberations on whether to reverse your decision to kill Solaris 9 on Intel?

A: We've had a substantial amount of input and interaction with various members of the community, and I'm really impressed by their passion and commitment to this space.

More: Computer World

Posted 2002-04-30, 02:21 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

Sun rethinks Solaris on Intel

SUN MICROSYSTEMS THIS week revealed that user feedback has led the company to reconsider its decision to halt development of a version of the Solaris operating system for Intel's 32-bit chip architecture.

Loyal Solaris fans were quick to reprimand Sun en masse for its announcement in January that the company would freeze the Solaris download program for Intel-based computers and not support Intel chips at all with its upcoming Solaris 9 os.

More: InfoWorld

Posted 2002-04-20, 00:34 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

Sun and Linux

Sun has made lots of Linux announcements lately. The company has unveiled plans to build its own version of the Linux OS, and to release a line of x86-based Linux servers. Here is a rundown of Sun's Linux timeline to date.

Sun shines brightly on Linux. Sun creating more standardized Linux? Linux and Solaris: Kissing cousins. The Linux love affair.

More: Search Solaris

Posted 2002-04-15, 19:34 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

Solaris on Laptops

People always look twice when they see the laptop. They ask, "You're running what?" We always have to say, "Yes, it is Solaris, the OS that runs on SPARC."

More: Sun

Posted 2002-03-29, 20:35 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

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