Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Mar 2008 21:34 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Sun Microsystems has gone totally native. Customers can now run unmodified SPARC/Solaris applications on x86 systems thank to a partnership with Transitive. The two companies also plan to craft a new package for running native x86 applications on SPARC machines. Transitive this week announced that the long in beta QuickTransit for Solaris code has moved into production form. It even gets a Solaris Ready Logo and all."
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RE: Comment by flanque
by james_parker on Fri 21st Mar 2008 16:41 UTC in reply to "Comment by flanque"
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One place this will definitely be useful is for sales demos. This technology will allow SPARC-based products to be demonstrated using fairly standard laptops. Current solutions are more problematic; porting to Solaris x86 (which may be complicated by third party software availability), transporting a small SPARC server (even a SPARCbook may be difficult if the salesperson also needs a separate laptop), or using a remote server (prospective customer's firewalls can create substantial problems).

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