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Sun, Red Hat gird for traditional OS battle

Three months before the latest deluge of quarterly news from Sun, including more indications that Solaris could turn open source, I asked Open Source Initiative president Eric Raymond--who had just written an open letter to Sun about open sourcing Java--whether he'd consider asking Sun to open source Solaris as well.

Raymond responded, "Who the hell cares about Solaris? On current trends, Linux is going to crush it like a grape within three years."

More: ZDNet

Posted 2004-06-13, 12:57 GMT by Mariusz Zynel


SCO financial losses mount

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Posted 2004-06-11, 05:18 GMT by Alan Pae

'We will open source Solaris' - Sun

Sun president Jonathan Schwartz has confirmed that the company will at some point make its operating system's code available

"We will open source Solaris."

So said Sun Microsystems' president and chief operating officer Jonathan Schwartz at an Asia Pacific press conference in Shanghai on Wednesday.

"I don't want to say when that will happen. But make no mistake, we will open source Solaris," he declared.

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Posted 2004-06-03, 19:56 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

Sun gets liquored up on own code

"We've been waiting for three years to show everyone what we've got," said one engineer over a beer. "We knew all this great stuff was coming, but we just had to be quiet about it and get the work done."

More: The Register

Posted 2004-06-03, 19:43 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

Register reports sun to offer 2 way opteron workstation

The Register today reported that Sun's President Jonathan Schwartz unveiled the company's first Opteron-based workstation at the Sun Network conference in Shanghai.

The system - code-named Metropolis - runs on two Opteron 248 processors and was shown running Sun's Java Desktop System software. Sun also plans to run Solaris x86 on the kit.

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Posted 2004-06-02, 13:13 GMT by John Benge

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