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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Meaningless
by segedunum on Thu 15th Nov 2007 10:10 UTC
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This is pretty meaningless. Dell aren't pre-installing Solaris in any form. It just means that if they ring up Dell, they'll get palmed off to Sun for support.

As far as I'm concerned, Solaris has been on the wane for years. Many universities, who've long been big Sun hardware and Solaris users (one I knew was absolutely die-hard Sun), switched to Linux long ago because of better open source application support and cheaper hardware.

Edited 2007-11-15 10:12

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