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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makes sense
by scuro_falcao on Wed 14th Nov 2007 22:42 UTC
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What they are hoping is name recognition.

The more people know about Solaris and Java the more they think they'll buy stuff directly from sun and sun hardware.

That's why they changed their stock ticker symbol to JAVA. They can boast and say how they invented java and opened solaris, etc etc, and how awsome they are... while IBM and HP's OS's are failing (you remember that IBM website that urged people to migrate to linux until that SCO suite happend?) Why buy IBM's java software when you can just get it from the people who invented it.

I guess they hope for a huge major product like MS windows so they can branch out and sell things that can fit's customers needs like MS has done.

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