Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Nov 2007 19:49 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Erstwhile bitter rivals Dell and Sun Microsystems are set to announce that Sun's Solaris and OpenSolaris operating systems will be supported in all of Dell's servers. Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell and Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz plan to make the announcement during a joint appearance at the Oracle OpenWorld 2007 conference today.
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Strange move
by Nephelim on Wed 14th Nov 2007 20:26 UTC
Nephelim
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2006-07-26

I'd go for a Sun hardware and have Solaris instead nowadays. I don't know how much impact this can have both in the software side (Windows licenses getting out) and in the hardware one (Dell purchased to run OpenSolaris instead of Sun to run Solaris).

Is Sun planning to abandon the hardware battlefield ? If it was the case, this could be a great thing: Dell offering a Solaris (well, OpenSolaris currently) server and a Linux desktop :-) This will of course mean also the end of Solaris in favor of OpenSolaris ... as well as the end of Windows in favor of Linux ??? This last is just a wish, but who knows.

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