Graham Lovell's progress status
Since my last status there have been interactions between the secret six and me on crafting proposals which are being considered by senior execs in Sun. While I cannot yet reveal the content of those proposals, they are targeted at greater community/customer involvement with the Solaris x86 product.
Also, last week we held the Sun internal meeting to review the engineering processes by which we sustain the Solaris x86 product (necessary because of the common and platform specific code segments). While the work is not complete at this time (pending outcome of the above proposals) there is now an understanding of how we might begin to re-design our processes to fit with community engagements to our mutual benefit.
Signed by: Graham Lovell - Solaris Software Marketing
Posted 2002-03-22, 15:10 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Solaris on Intel issue still burning hot
Clearly the controversy over pulling support on Intel for Solaris 9 has not died down. The Yahoo and SeachSolaris discussion groups are still hopping, and Sun's Secret Six have met and are working with Sun on a solution.
More: Search Solaris
Posted 2002-03-19, 22:36 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Sun emphatically clarifies Its Solaris-Linux Strategy
No matter how much Sun Microsystems Inc doesn't like it, selling Linux servers based on Intel-compatible processors complicates the pat, streamlined, self-reflecting Sparc-Solaris marketing message which has been the company's hallmark since it got into the server business for real in the early 1990s and stormed the enterprise in the mid-1990s.
More: The Register
Posted 2002-03-11, 16:52 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Sun sues Microsoft
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Sun Microsystems filed a private antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft, seeking financial damages its top lawyer expects could amount to more than $3 billion.
In its complaint, Sun lays out a laundry list of allegations against Microsoft, but its core argument is that the company has used its monopoly in the PC operating system market to undermine Sun's "Java" software.
More: CNN Money
Posted 2002-03-11, 15:42 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Sun Won't Be Misunderstood On Linux
Execs say selling Linux servers doesn't mean the company is moving away from its Solaris operating system.
More: Information Week
Posted 2002-03-07, 22:48 GMT by Mariusz Zynel