Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th May 2006 14:56 UTC, submitted by Robert Escue
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Sun Microsystems plans to offer support for the Ubuntu server Linux distribution on its T1 server line, the company said at the JavaOne industry conference in San Francisco. "We will be aggressively supporting the fork work [stuff] that Ubuntu has been doing," Sun chief executive Jonathan Schwartz said at the conference. "The ideals of that community are relatively familiar to us." More here, while a comparison of Linux and Solaris on a T2000 is also available.
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RE[6]: Slippery customers
by rattaro on Wed 17th May 2006 21:14 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Slippery customers"
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>"bait and switch" doesn't conflict with the vision of "volume", so I am not sure which part you don't agree with ;-)

"Volume" in this context means sell as much hardware as possible, regardless of the OS. "bait and switch" in this context is saying "we support Linux," but when the call comes in to Sun, they say, "sure we can sell you linux if your really want, but Solaris is so much better for all these reasons."

I agree that the two don't conflict, but at the same time, I think that with the "volume" vision, you would really see Sun support Linux, but I just don't see that. I think I did misused "bait and switch" in the sense that I didn't mean to imply fraudulent behavior. That's too harsh.

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