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'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.

More: ZDNet

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.

More: The Register

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

What Sun Really Wants to Sell in the x86 Marke

Now, Sun, according to O'Brien, is making sure that Solaris 10 will be "feature- and bug-compliant" on both the x86 and SPARC platforms. Now, I'm a show-me kind of guy, and this isn't the first time I've heard similar things about Solaris x86. But this time, Sun appears to be walking the walk and not just talking the talk.

One of Solaris' best features has been its clustering support. Hewlett-Packard Co.'s TruCluster and IBM Corp.'s AIX are fine and dandy, but I've always really liked the unified view and control that Solaris gave me over clustering.

It also so happens that this is one of the areas where I think Solaris has a clear edge over Linux. And this crown jewel of Solaris has never been available on Solaris x86?until now.

More: Channel Zone

Posted 2004-05-28, 19:37 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

Sun Pulls More OEMs into Solaris x86 Market

un Microsystems is continuing to partner with OEMs worldwide as it pushes to grow its presence in the low-end, industry-standard server market.

The Santa Clara, Calif., company announced Thursday that it has signed up 15 more systems and embedded-device makers whose products?based on processors from Intel Corp. or Advanced Micro Devices Inc.?will run the Solaris operating system tuned for the x86 environment.

More: eWeek

Posted 2004-05-24, 21:06 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

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